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BMW X6 Recalls

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03/09/18 BMW of north america, llc (BMW) is recalling certain 2007-2013 x5 xdrive30i, x5 xdrive35i, x5 xdrive48i, x5 xdrive50i, x5 m, 2009-2010 x5 xdrive35d vehicles and 2009-2013 x6 xdrive35i, x6 xdrive50i, and x6 m vehicles ever registered in the states of alabama, california, florida, georgia, hawaii, louisiana, mississippi, south carolina, texas, puerto rico, american samoa, guam, the northern mariana islands (saipan), and the u.s. virgin islands or "zone a." BMW is also recalling certain 2007-2010 x5 xdrive30i, x5 xdrive35i, x5 xdrive48i, x5 xdrive50i, x5 m, x5 xdrive35d, x6 xdrive35i, x6 xdrive50i and x6m vehicles ever registered in the states of arizona, arkansas, delaware, district of columbia, illinois, indiana, kansas, kentucky, maryland, missouri, nebraska, nevada, new jersey, new mexico, north carolina, ohio, oklahoma, pennsylvania, tennessee, virginia, and west virginia or "zone b." BMW is also recalling certain 2007-2009 x5 xdrive30i, x5 xdrive35i, x5 xdrive48i, x5 xdrive50i, x5 m, x5 xdrive35d, x6 xdrive35i, x6 xdrive50i and x6m vehicles ever registered in the states of ak, co, ct, id, ia, me, ma, mi, mn, mt, nh, ny, nd, or, ri, sd, ut, vt, wa, wi, and wy or "zone c." these vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger front air bag module, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin march 2018

12/28/17 BMW of north america, llc (BMW) is recalling certain 2012 x5 xdrive30i, x5 xdrive35i, x5 xdrive48i, x5 xdrive50i, x5 m, x6 xdrive35i, x6 xdrive50i, and x6 m vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in alabama, california, florida, georgia, hawaii, louisiana, mississippi, south carolina, texas, puerto rico, american samoa, guam, the northern mariana islands (saipan), and the u.s. virgin islands, or "zone a." additionally, unless included in "zone a" above, BMW is recalling certain 2009 x5 xdrive30i, x5 xdrive35i, x5 xdrive48i, x5 xdrive50i, and x5 m vehicles, 2008-2009 x6 xdrive 35i, x6 xdrive50i, x6 m, and 2009 x5 xdrive35d vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in arizona, arkansas, delaware, district of columbia, illinois, indiana, kansas, kentucky, maryland, missouri, nebraska, nevada, new jersey, new mexico, north carolina, ohio, oklahoma, pennsylvania, tennessee, virginia, and west virginia, or "zone b." additionally, unless included in "zone a" or "zone b" above, BMW is recalling certain 2007-2008 x5 xdrive30i, x5 xdrive35i, x5 xdrive48i, x5 xdrive50i and x5 m vehicles, and 2008 x6 xdrive35i, x6 xdrive50i, and x6 m vehicles originally sold, or ever registered in the states of alaska, colorado, connecticut, idaho, iowa, maine, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, montana, new hampshire, new york, north dakota, oregon, rhode island, south dakota, utah, vermont, washington, wisconsin, and wyoming. these vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

An inflator rupture may result in metal f



07/28/17 BMW of north america, llc (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 x5 xdrive30i, x5 xdrive35i, x5 xdrive48i, x5 xdrive50i and x5m vehicles, 2009-2011 x5 xdrive35d vehicles, 2008-2011 x6 xdrive35i, x6 xdrive50i and x6 m vehicles, and 2010-2011 x6 activehybrid vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in alabama, california, florida, georgia, hawaii, louisiana, mississippi, south carolina, texas, puerto rico, american samoa, guam, the northern mariana islands (saipan), and the u.s. virgin islands, or "zone a." additionally, unless included in "zone a" above, BMW is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 x5 xdrive30i, x5 xdrive35i, x5 xdrive48i, x5 xdrive50i and x5m vehicles, and 2008 BMW x6 xdrive35i, x6 xdrive50i and x6 m vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in arizona, arkansas, delaware, district of columbia, illinois, indiana, kansas, kentucky, maryland, missouri, nebraska, nevada, new jersey, new mexico, north carolina, ohio, oklahoma, pennsylvania, tennessee, virginia, and west virginia, or "zone b." vehicles of these model years and models that were not originally sold or ever registered in either zones a or b are not subject to this safety recall. these vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or air bag module, free of charge. the recall began july 28, 2017.

04/30/12 BMW is recalling certain model year 2011 5-series, 5-series gran turismo, model year 2012 6-series convertible, 7-series, x5 sav, and x6 sav vehicles equipped with 8- or 12-cylinder, turbocharged, engines because the circuit board for the electric auxiliary water pump can overheat.

This could lead to a smoldering of the pump or an engine compartment or vehicle fire.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the auxiliary water pump free of charge. the safety recall began on april 30, 2012. owners may contact BMW customer relations and services at 1-800-525-7417.

This recall is an expansion of safety recall 11v521.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
09/11/09 BMW is recalling my 2009 x5 and x6 vehicles. the rear brake discs may not have been manufactured according to specifications. as a result, a reduction in braking performance at the affected rear wheel could occur.

In an extreme case, the affected rear brake disc could break resulting in a loss of braking at that wheel increasing stopping distances and the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners and will repair the vehicles by inspecting the rear brake discs and, if necessary, replace them free of charge. the safety recall began on september 11, 2009. owners may contact BMW customer relations and services toll-free at 1-800-525-7417.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
12/31/69 BMW of north america, llc (BMW) is recalling certain 2011-2012 BMW 550i, 550i xdrive, 550i gran turismo, 550i gran turismo xdrive, 750i, 750li, 750i xdrive, 750li xdrive, 760li, x5 xdrive50i, x5 m, x6 xdrive50i, x6 m, activehybrid7, mini cooper s convertible, john cooper works (jcw) convertible, cooper s countryman, cooper s countryman all4, cooper s, jcw, cooper s clubman, jcw clubman, cooper s roadster, jcw roadster, cooper s coupe, jcw coupe and rolls-royce ghost, 2011 BMW x6 hybrid and 2012 BMW 650i coupe, 650i xdrive coupe, 650i convertible and 650i xdrive convertible vehicles. the electric auxiliary water pump may fail and cause the circuit board to overheat.

If the circuit board were to overheat, it can increase the risk of a fire.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the electric auxiliary water pump, free of charge. depending on the model, there are currently limited parts available, however not all parts are available at this time. owners will be notified of the recall beginning june 11, 2018, and will receive a second notification when remedy parts become available. owners may contact BMW customer service at BMW 1-800-525-7417, mini at 1-866-825-1525, or rolls-royce at 1-877-877-3735. note: BMW recommends that owners park their vehicle outdoors until the recall remedy has been performed.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
02/08/17 Engine BMW of north america, llc (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 BMW x5 3.0si, x5 4.8i, x5 m, x5 xdrive30i, x5 xdrive35i, x5 xdrive48i and x5 xdrive50i, 2008-2011 x6 x drive35i, x6 xdrive50i and x6 m, 2010-2011 x6 activehybrid, 535i xdrive gran turismo, 535i gran turismo, 550i xdrive gran turismo and 550i gran turismo, 2011-2012 528i, 535i, 535i xdrive, 550i and 550i xdrive and 2012 535i activehybrid, 640i convertible, 650i convertible, 650i xdrive convertible, 650i coupe and 650i coupe xdrive vehicles. the affected vehicles have in-tank fuel pumps that may have insufficiently crimped wire contacts.

The loose wires may cause the connector to melt, resulting in a fuel leak. additionally, the fuel pump may stop working, possibly causing an engine stall and increase the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump module, free of charge. the recall began february 2017. owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
09/24/14 Engine BMW of north america, llc (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 128i coupe, 128i convertible, 328i sedan, 328i xdrive sedan, 328i coupe, 328i convertible, 328i sports wagon and z4 sdrive 30i, 2011-2012 135i coupe, 135i convertible, 335i sedan, x5 xdrive 35i, and x6 xdrive 35i, 2011 335i xdrive sedan, 335i coupe, 335i convertible, 528i sedan, 535i sedan, 535i xdrive sedan, x3 xdrive 28i, and x3 xdrive 35i, 2010 x3 xdrive 30i, and x5 xdrive 30i, 2012 640i coupe, and 640i convertible and 2010-2012 535i gran turismo vehicles. in the affected vehicles, the bolts that secure the housing for the variable camshaft timing adjustment (vanos) unit can loosen over time and may possibly break.

If the bolts loosen or break the engine may have reduced power or stall. an engine stall increases the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the four vanos housing bolts for both vanos units (intake and exhaust), free of charge. in addition, owners of approximately 170,172 model year 2010-2012 BMW vehicles equipped with inline 6 cylinder engines not covered by this recall, will receive an extended warranty to address this condition. the recall began on september 24, 2014. owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
12/31/69 Engine BMW of north america, llc (BMW) is recalling certain 2011-2012 BMW 550i, 550i xdrive, 550i gran turismo, 550i gran turismo xdrive, 750i, 750li, 750i xdrive, 750li xdrive, 760li, x5 xdrive50i, x5 m, x6 xdrive50i, x6 m, activehybrid7, mini cooper s convertible, john cooper works (jcw) convertible, cooper s countryman, cooper s countryman all4, cooper s, jcw, cooper s clubman, jcw clubman, cooper s roadster, jcw roadster, cooper s coupe, jcw coupe and rolls-royce ghost, 2011 BMW x6 hybrid and 2012 BMW 650i coupe, 650i xdrive coupe, 650i convertible and 650i xdrive convertible vehicles. the electric auxiliary water pump may fail and cause the circuit board to overheat.

If the circuit board were to overheat, it can increase the risk of a fire.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the electric auxiliary water pump, free of charge. depending on the model, there are currently limited parts available, however not all parts are available at this time. owners will be notified of the recall beginning june 11, 2018, and will receive a second notification when remedy parts become available. owners may contact BMW customer service at BMW 1-800-525-7417, mini at 1-866-825-1525, or rolls-royce at 1-877-877-3735. note: BMW recommends that owners park their vehicle outdoors until the recall remedy has been performed.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
04/18/17 Transmission and Drivetrain BMW of north america, llc, (BMW) is recalling certain 2011-2013 x5 xdrive35i, x5 xdrive50i, x5 m and x5 xdrive35d vehicles, 2011-2014 x6 xdrive35i, x6 xdrive50i and x6m vehicles, and 2011 x6 activehybrid vehicles. water and debris may enter the front driveshaft's universal joint, causing excessive wear and possibly resulting in the joint's failure.

If the front universal joint fails, the front wheels would not be driven, affecting vehicle traction. additionally, continued driving of the vehicle with a broken front universal joint may damage other components. either condition may increase the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front driveshaft, free of charge. the recall began on april 18, 2017. owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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07/08/16 Transmission and Drivetrain BMW of north america, llc (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2011 x5 xdrive 35i, xdrive50i, x5 m, x6 xdrive35i, x6 xdrive50i, and x6 m vehicles manufactured april 5, 2010, to november 20, 2010, 2011 x5 xdrive35d diesel vehicles manufactured april 7, 2010, to november 20, 2010, and 2011 x6 active hybrid vehicles manufactured april 15, 2010, to november 17, 2010. the affected vehicles have a front driveshaft universal joint that may not seal out water and debris from getting in and damaging the joint, which could lead to its failure.

If the front universal joint fails, the front wheels would not be driven, affecting vehicle traction. additionally, continued driving of the vehicle with a broken front universal joint may damage other components. either condition may increase the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front driveshaft, free of charge. the recall began on july 8, 2016. owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
01/11/18 Suspension and Steering BMW of north america, llc (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW x5 sav, x5 m sav, x6 sav, and x6 m sav vehicles. bolts that secure the front suspension may not have been properly tightened.

Loose bolts can affect the performance of the suspension, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the wishbone suspension bolts, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin january 8, 2018. owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/20/12 Suspension and Steering BMW is recalling certain model year 2012 x5 vehicles equipped with a diesel engine and 2013 x5 and x6 vehicles. due to a machining error of the steering gear surface, power steering fluid may leak.

Leaking power steering fluid can spray onto hot exhaust parts, increasing the risk of an engine compartment fire.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, and if necessary, replace the steering gear free of charge. the safety recall began on july 20, 2012. owners may contact BMW customer relations and services at 1-800-525-7417.

Customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
06/15/17 Other BMW north america, llc (BMW) is recalling certain 2017 BMW x5 m and BMW x6 m vehicles. the vehicles are equipped with 21-inch tires, however the tire information label states that the vehicles are equipped with 20-inch tires. as such, these vehicles fail to conform to federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 110, "tire selection and rims."

The incorrect tire size on the label does not comply with fmvss number 110.

BMW has notified the affected owners and is providing them with a corrected tire information placard, free of charge. the recall began june 15, 2017. owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/08/10 Other BMW is recalling certain model year 2011 x5 sav and x6 sav passenger vehicles manufactured from april 1 through may 8, 2010. the tire label does not conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 110, "tire selection and rims." the vehicles are equipped with 20-inch wheels, but the label states that the vehicles were equipped with 19-inch wheels and the stated tire pressure is incorrect for the equipped wheels.

Improper tire inflation can result in premature tire failure or reduced vehicle handling performance, either of which can increase the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners and provide correct labels free of charge. the owner will have the option to affix the label themselves or they may take their vehicle to a BMW dealer who will affix the label for them at no cost. the safety recall began on october 8, 2010. owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
03/30/10 Other BMW is recalling certain model year 2010 x5 and x6 sport activity vehicles manufactured between december 14, 2009 and december 16, 2009. in the upper right area of the windshield, bonding may be insufficient over a length of approximately 50cm.

In the case of a rollover, the stability of the roof could be affected increasing the risk of injuries.

BMW will notify owners and authorized dealers will remove the windshield and then reinstall with the proper bonding free of charge. the safety recall began on march 30, 2010. owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .

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BMW X6 Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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