BMW Recalls 150,000 Vehicles For Safety Check Up

By on Oct 27, 2010 in Announcement, Automobile, Business, Technology, United States, World Comments

BMWJust this month BMW Recalls nearly 200,000 luxury vehicles in the U.S due to brake problem. Yesterday, BMW issued a press release to conduct voluntary emissions and safety recalls approximately 130,000 of some model year 2007-2010 BMW vehicles equipped with twin-turbo inline six-cylinder engines.

According to BMW automaker, this vehicle features High Precision Injection direct fuel injection system that may fail the vehicles due to the high-pressure fuel pump. BMW will replace the high-pressure fuel pump and update its software if necessary.

About 15,000 to 20,000 vehicles had already replaced its fuel pumps from previous emission recalls according to BMW spokesman Tom Plucincky. Another 40,000 vehicles are estimated to require a new high-pressure fuel pump.

Affected BMW Models include:

*MY 2007–2010 335i models.
*MY 2008–2010 135i, 535i and X6 xDrive35i Sports Activity Coupes
*MY 2009 – 2010 Z4 Roadster sDrive35i

On the other hand, BMW also recalled 20,800 2008 X5 Sports Activity Vehicles with inline six-cylinder engines to replace the low-pressure fuel pump. According to BMW, if the fuel pump failed to perform, the engine will stop running and the driver would lose power assist for the steering and brakes. BMW said that under those circumstances, the steering and the brakes remain operational.

According to the released statement of BMW, no injuries have been reported with the issues mentioned above.

Owners of affected vehicles will be notified by letters through First Class Mail in the coming weeks. This is to request them to schedule a service appointment with an Authorized BMW Center to have the update performed.

BMW automaker advised owners to contact their Authorized BMW Center if they experience a problem regarding the said issues. Affected owners with additional questions may contact BMW Customer Relations at 1-800-563-4269 or email [email protected]

Image Credit: (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

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