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Recall: No. 4 of 24
Recall Ref: R2001/146
Exact Model: 3 & 5 Series
Build Date: 28th September 2001 to 24th October 2001
Numbers: 264
Defect: Cuts have been observed on isolated Continental tyres fitted to vehicles. The cuts (1-5cm in length) are of varying severity and can lead to a loss of tyre pressure. This can destroy the tyre if the vehicle continues to be driven.
Action: Recall affected vehicles, examine all tyres and replace any found with cuts in the sidewalls.
Launch Date: 09 November 2001
Recall: No. 5 of 24
Recall Ref: R/2012/049
Exact Model: 5 Series (GT & Saloon), X5, X6, 7 Series,6 Series Convertible (8 & 12 cylinder engines) and Alpina B5 Biturbo
Description: FIRE MAY OCCUR
Build Date:
Numbers: 21
Defect: Some engines are fitted with an additional water pump for the turbo charger. In some circumstances, a crack may develop, which then leads to melting of the plug connections and the housing. Further heat development may then lead to scorch damage. In exceptional cases, such overheating can lead to smouldering of the water pump. If smouldering occurs, an engine compartment fire and vehicle fire cannot be excluded.
Action: The water pump will be replaced for a new more robust version.
Launch Date: 27 April 2012
Recall: No. 6 of 24
Recall Ref: R/2013/149
Exact Model: 5 series (GT Saloon Touring)
Build Date: June to November 2013
Numbers: 13
Defect: Electronically deployed tow hitch is automatically deployed by button located ion luggage compartment. The pivot uses a mechanical control link which is electrically adjusted. This is necessary to prevent a loosening or shaking loose of the end stop during driving. Due to a software error in the instrument cluster the driver may not in certain cases get prior warning if the adjustment fails. The consequences of this are that the ball hitch can shake loose from the end stop whilst driving. The control link can break due to the imposed load of the trailer and the hitch can pivot downwards causing loosening/detachment of the trailer and adversely affect the vehicle control.
Action: Recall affected vehicles and reprogramme the control unit/instrument cluster.
Launch Date: 20 December 2013

Manufacturer contact details:
BMW (UK) Ltd
Ellesfield Avenue, Bracknell, RG12 8TA
0370 5050160


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