BMW X5 Recall Information BMW Recalls and Problems

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BMW X5 Recall Information

NEWS: BMW is 156,000 vehicles from years 2010-2012; ENGINE

Receipt Date: APR 10, 2014

Campaign Number: 14V176000


Potential Number of Affected: 156,137

APRIL — BMW of North America, LLC is recalling certain model 2010-2011 128i Coupe, Convertible, 328i Sedan, xDrive Sedan, 328i 328i Convertible, 328i Wagon and Z4 sDrive 30i, 135i Coupe, 135i 335i Sedan, X5 xDrive and X6 xDrive 35i, 2011 xDrive Sedan, 335i 335i Convertible, 528i 535i Sedan, 535i Sedan, X3 xDrive 28i, and X3 35i, 2010 X3 xDrive and X5 xDrive 30i, 2012 Coupe, and 640i Convertible and 535i Gran Turismo In the affected vehicles, the bolts secure the housing for the variable timing adjustment (VANOS) can loosen over time and may break. If the bolts loosen or the engine may have reduced or stall. An engine stall the risk of a crash. BMW will owners, and dealers will the four VANOS housing for both VANOS units and exhaust), free of charge. The is expected to begin in May 2014. In owners of approximately 170,172 year 2010-2012 BMW vehicles with inline 6 cylinder not covered by this recall, receive an extended warranty to this condition. Owners may contact the National Highway Safety Administration Vehicle Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY or go to

NEWS: BMW is recalling vehicles; AIR BAG

Report Receipt NOV 12, 2013

NHTSA Campaign 13V564000

Component(s): AIR BAGS

Number of Units Affected:

DECEMBER 2013 — BMW of America LLC (BMW) is recalling model year 2006 325xi, 330i, 330xi and 325xi sports wagons, year 2007 328i, 335i, 335xi sedans and and 328xi sports wagons, year 2006-2007 525i, 530i, 530xi, 550i and 530xi sports wagons, year 2006 760i model year 2006-2007 750Li, and 760Li sedans, and year 2006 X5 sports vehicles, equipped with seat types. The front seat occupant detection mat determines if and how the passenger frontal air bag deploy in a crash may fatigue and cracks which could to a system failure. Should the fail, in the event of a crash, the passenger air bag would be deactivated, the risk of personal injury. BMW notify owners with an notification letter in January since parts are not currently When parts are available, to be in March 2014, BMW will a second letter and dealers repair the occupant detection mat to the possibility that it may crack, of charge. Additionally, owners of year 2006-2007 3 Series standard seats, 5 Series comfort seats, and Z4 models, receive an extended warranty on front passenger seat detection mat. Owners may contact the National Highway Safety Administration Vehicle Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY or go to


BMW is recalling certain model 2009-2010 X5 xDrive35d vehicles

Receipt Date: AUG 07, 2013

Campaign Number: 13V339000


Number of Units Affected:

AUGUST 2013 — BMW is certain model year X5 xDrive35d vehicles equipped a diesel engine and manufactured June 13, 2009, through 9, 2009. The fuel filter which is used for warming up the fuel during vehicle at low outside temperatures, could an electrical overload condition and permanently activated. The fuel heater could remain even when the ignition is off and to a dead battery. The unit also overheat, possibly in a vehicle fire. BMW will owners, and dealers will the fuel filter heater, of charge. The safety recall is to begin in August 2013. recall is an expansion of safety 11V-441. Owners may also the National Highway Traffic Administration Vehicle Safety at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to


BMW is recalling certain model 2007-2010 X5 SAV vehicles

NHTSA ID number: 13V045000 @ www.Safercar.Gov

2013 — BMW is recalling model year 2007-2010 X5 SAV manufactured September 12, 2006, March 18, 2010 and equipped an 8-cylinder engine. The brake pump may leak a small of lubricating oil into the hose. The could result in a loss of assist braking. The loss of assist in braking could stopping distance and lead to a crash. BMW will notify and dealers will replace the vacuum line with one contains a check valve, of charge. The recall is expected to in February 2013. Owners may contact the National Highway Safety Administration Vehicle Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY or go to 13V045000


NEWS: BMW is recalling 2009-2012 X5 xDrive 35d SAV diesel

NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V 550 000 @

NOVEMBER 2012 — BMW is certain model year X5 xDrive 35d SAV diesel vehicles September 1, 2008, through 15, 2012. The engine belt pulley bolt could and break over time. If the belt idler pulley breaks, the vehicle may unexpectedly power-assisted steering, increasing the of a crash. BMW will notify and dealers will replace and the idler pulley bolt. The is expected to begin during 2013. 12V-550


BMW is recalling certain 2012-2013, BMW X5 and X6

NHTSA Campaign ID number: @ www.Safercar.Gov

www.Safercar.Gov. 12V-267


NEWS: BMW is certain model year vehicles

NHTSA Campaign ID 12V161000 @ www.Safercar.Gov



BMW is recalling certain 2012 X5

NHTSA Campaign ID number: @ www.Safercar.Gov

JANUARY 2012 BMW is recalling certain model 2012 X5 xdrive 35i sports vehicles, manufactured from 19, 2011, through December 21, Due to a manufacturing error, engagement of the parking lock may not occur if the “p” position has been and is displayed. If the driver believes the transmission is in park and does not use the brake, the vehicle could away after exiting the increasing the risk of a crash or BMW will notify owners, and will replace the automatic free of charge. The safety is expected to begin during 2012. 12V-019


NEWS: BMW is recalling 2008-2012 vehicles

NHTSA ID number: 11V521000 @ www.Safercar.Gov

2011 — BMW is recalling model year 2011 model year 2010-2011 Gran Turismo, model 2009-2011 7-Series, model 2010-2011 X5 SAV, and model 2008-2011 X6 SAV vehicles equipped 8- or 12-cylinder, turbocharged, engines the circuit board for the electric water pump can overheat. could lead to a smoldering of the or an engine compartment or vehicle BMW will notify owners, and will replace the auxiliary pump free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 2011. 11V-521

NEWS — November 1, BMW AG said Saturday it is recalling vehicles to replace potentially electric auxiliary water that can overheat and cause a fire.

The German automaker the recall covers 2008-2011 5-Series Gran Turismo, X5 SAV, and X6 SAV models that eight- or 12-cylinder turbocharged

The recall comes after BMW at least 102 cases of pump worldwide including two engine-compartment BMW said it is unaware of any crashes or as a result of the condition.

The auxiliary pump helps the turbocharger during some conditions and in some cases can causing the circuit board to That could lead to a BMW said in most cases will be alerted by a warning on the instrumental cluster during

BMW first discovered the issue in 2009 on test vehicles. In 2010, a smoldered electrical of the water pump was found on a vehicle.

The company set up a task in May 2010 after two customer reported burned engine

Dealers will replace the auxiliary water pump and be notified next month. will be notified starting month as well.


AUGUST 2011 BMW is recalling certain model 2009 X5 xDrive35d vehicles with a diesel engine and from October 1, 2008, June 12, 2009. The fuel heater, which is used for up the diesel fuel during operation at low outside temperatures, experience an elect rical condition and become permanently The fuel filter heater remain activated even the ignition is off and lead to a dead The unit could also possibly leading to a vehicle BMW will notify owners, and will replace the fuel heater free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 2011. 11V-441

2011 — BMW is recalling model year 2011 X3 vehicles manufactured from 27, 2011, through June 8, A control module in the electric steering (EPS) unit may resulting in a sudden loss of steering assistance. Sudden of power steering assistance increase the risk of a crash. BMW notify owners, and dealers repair the vehicles free of The safety recall is expected to during July 2011.

OCTOBER 2010 — BMW is certain model year X5 SAVs vehicles with engines manufactured from 1, 2007 through August 31, Due to a manufacturing process fault, the pump was not produced to specifications. specific vehicle operating the fuel pump’s commutator experience an increase in wear. wear could lead to pump malfunction and engine Engine stalling could a potential for a crash resulting in or death. The manufacturer has not yet provided a or an owner notification schedule for campaign. 10V-518

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YAHOO — October 27, 2010 BMW of America announced a recall of more than 150,000 because of potential problems their fuel pumps.

BMW the problem is specific to vehicles twin-turbo inline six-cylinder with the High Pressure direct fuel injection The high-pressure fuel pumps for vehicles run the risk of failure, BMW

BMW said a recall of 130,000 extends to 335i models 2007 to 2010, as well as the models from 2008 to 135i, 535i and X6 xDrive35i Activity Coupes. The recall applies to Z4 Roadster sDrive35i from 2009 to 2010.

40,000 of the 130,000 vehicles are to need a new high pressure pump, the company said.

The said that symptoms long-crank engine starting along with the illumination of the engine soon’ light. In cases, the driver may experience engine performance in a safe accompanied by a tone and illumination of the malfunction’ light.

BMW also a separate recall of about MY 2008 X5 Sports Activity These vehicles will need a new low-pressure fuel the company said.

In this should the fuel pump a failure, the engine will running and the driver will power assist for the steering and although both the steering and remain operational, the company


2010 — BMW is recalling model year 2011 X5 SAV and X6 SAV vehicles manufactured from 1 through May 8, 2010. The tire does not conform to the requirements of Motor Vehicle Safety No. 110, Tire Selection and The vehicles are equipped with but the label states that the were equipped with wheels and the stated tirepressure is for the equipped wheels. Improper inflation can result in premature failure or reduced vehicle performance, either of which can the risk of a crash. BMW will owners and provide correct free of charge. The owner have the option to affix the themselves or they may take vehicle to a BMW dealer who will the label for them at no cost. The has not yet provided the agency with a schedule. 10V-233

APRIL — BMW is recalling certain year 2010 X5 M SAV vehicles for to comply with the requirements of Motor Vehicle Safety No. 108, Lamps, Reflective and Associated Equipment, These were equipped with marker lamps, but not the power cables leading to the lamps. As a the side marker lamps do not These vehicles do notcomply requirements of FMVSS No. 108. BMW has not yet a remedy or an owner notification for this campaign. 10V-152

2009 — BMW is recalling MY X5 and X6 vehicles. The rear brake may not have been manufactured to specifications. As a result, a reduction in performance at the affected rear could occur. In an extreme the affected rear brake could break resulting in a of braking at that wheel stopping distances and the risk of a BMW will notify owners and repair the vehicles by inspecting the brake discs and, if replace them free of The safety recall is expected to during August 2009.

NEWS: BMW Recalls 200,000 for Airbag Failures

Extends warranty for some models

— August 13, 2008 BMW is recalling 200,000 cars and SUVs because the front airbag could fail.

The Highway Traffic Safety (NHTSA) warned that in of the recalled BMWs it is possible the front passenger airbags not deploy even if a sufficiently accident would occur.

The BMWs include the 2004 to 5-Series standard and sport models, the 2004 to 2006 X3 and the 3-Series with sport

NHTSA reported on its Web site the passenger-side airbags can deactivate of wear associated with a getting in and out of the vehicle.

Depending on the and frequency of the front passenger’s and exit, small cracks developed in the (sensor) mat. If occurs, the front passenger with the exception of the head system, will be deactivated, the warned.

BMW dealers will the sensor system in the passenger when the recall begins in September. BMW will extend the for airbags on the recalled vehicles to 10 from the first registration any mileage limit, according to

The warranty extension covers the 6-Series, 3-Series with a seat, 2004 to 2005 Z4, to 2006 7-Series, 2006 X5 and to 2006 5-Series with a seat.

Under the extended program, the occupant detection mat in a that experiences this issue will be replaced at not to the customer, NHTSA advises on its Web

NHTSA began investigating failures in the BMW earlier this when the Office of Defect reported that the passenger airbag may malfunction and render the airbag inoperative.

The models in the initial investigation were the to 2006 BMW 5 and 7 series sedans, Z4 and X3 SUVs, as well as 2006 BMW 3 and 6 cars and X5 SUVs.

NHTSA 729 non-duplicating owner reports and non-duplicating warranty claims the investigation or engineering analysis.

BMW can contact the automaker at 1-800-525-7417 or at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).

MAY 2008 — BMW is recalling 55 MY X5 sports utility vehicles for with the rear axle (anti-sway bar). These were equipped with a stabilizer rather than a suspension stabilizer on the rear In certain driving conditions, as fast lane changes at speed, the vehicle could an ‘over-steer’ behavior affecting handling and control, which increase the risk of a crash. will replace the rear stabilizer. The recall is expected to during May 2008. Owners may BMW at 1-800-831-1117 or via e-mail to

AUGUST 2007 — BMW is 6,595 MY 2007 X5 passenger for failing to comply with the of Federal Motor Vehicle Standard No. 135, Passenger Car Systems. The cap of the brake fluid has been designed in order to a low fluid level of the hydraulic system by triggering a red warning in the instrument cluster. A switch is attached to this cap could at high temperatures. If this the red warning lamp in the instrument would not be activated. Failure of the brake system may cause stopping distances which result in a crash. Dealers replace the cap of the brake fluid The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner schedule. 07V391

OCTOBER — BMW is recalling 29,250 MY 550I, 650I coupe and and MY 2007 X5 4.8I passenger equipped with V8 engines. In of below freezing temperatures with low humidity, it is possible for discharge to occur at the fuel If this were to occur, the electronic control unit could be affected resulting in stalling. If stalling were to the driver may not be able to maintain speed or accelerate and the power could fail increasing the of a crash. Dealers will two ground cables in the engine The recall is expected to begin November 2007. 07V-479

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