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Recall: No. 7 of 10
Recall Ref: R/2008/082
Exact Model: R52 Convertible
Build Date: 10/4/08 to 18/4/08
Numbers: 13
Defect: The front axle inside control arm ball joint may not be torqued to the correct specification, which can have a strong negative influence on wheel alignment. In extreme cases, should the screw connections become undone whilst the vehicle is in motion, then directional control maybe lost.
Action: Recall all affected vehicles to have the subject connections torqued to the correct specification.
Launch Date: 27 May 2008
Recall: No. 8 of 10
Recall Ref: R2002/072
Exact Model:
Build Date:
Numbers: 142
Defect: Due to a damaged wheel guide in the manufacturing plant, it is possible that some tyres have suffered shallow cuts on the sidewall facing the centre of the vehicle. Moisture could penetrate the tyre causing deterioration of the carcass and, in extreme cases, possible deflation of the tyre.
Action: Inspect the tyres on the left hand side of the vehicle and replace any damaged by the factory fitting process.
Launch Date: 12 June 2002
Recall: No. 9 of 10
Recall Ref: R2002/027
Exact Model:
Build Date:
Numbers: 1416
Defect: Under extreme conditions of use, the outer ball joint pins may become loose in the front suspension lower arms. Under extreme conditions, detachment could occur
Action: Recall affected vehicles and fit modified lower arms
Launch Date: 04 March 2002

Manufacturer contact details:
BMW (GB) Ltd
Ellisfield Avenue, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 4TA
0370 5050 122


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