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Recall: No. 4 of 11
Recall Ref: R/2008/100
Exact Model: 5,6 & 7 series
Description: Rear axle carrier may fail
Build Date:
Numbers: 665
Defect: It has been identified that defects in a material joint may have resulted during the heat treatment of individual components of the rear axle carrier. This may result in failure of the holders of the links and struts, even under normal driving conditions. Should the holder of a link fail whilst the vehicle is in motion, the handling characteristics of the vehicle would undergo an unexpected change which could result in an accident.
Action: recalled vehicles will be checked and if necessary fitted with a quality assured rear axle carrier
Launch Date: 15 July 2008
Recall: No. 5 of 11
Recall Ref: R/2012/039
Exact Model: 5-Series, 5-Series Touring, M5 Saloon, M5 Touring, 6-Series Coupe, 6-Series Convertible, M6 Coupe, M6 Convertible & Alpina
Description: RISK OF FIRE
Build Date: Various 2003 to 2011
Numbers: 109000
Defect: The positive battery cable, routed from the vehicle battery to the engine bay, consists of one cable in the luggage compartment and one cable in the underbody. Both cable are connected by a screw connection and covered by a plastic cover. In single cases the plastic cover may have been fitted incorrectly during the vehicle production. Over time, an incorrectly fitted cover could cause the screw connections to come loose, leading to an increased resistance, also humidity may affect the connection and cause high resistance and drop in current. This can lead to the vehicle not starting and in extreme cases the connection could over heat leading to the possibility of a fire in the luggage area.
Action: The clips on the battery will be checked the cover replaced and sealed.
Launch Date: 24 May 2012
Recall: No. 6 of 11
Recall Ref: R/2011/132
Exact Model: 6 Series Convertible
Build Date:
Numbers: 516
Defect: The pedestrian safety function in the bonnet may fail to trigger.
Action: Replace the pedestrian safety sensor system.
Launch Date: 12 October 2011

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


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