BMW recalls 5-Series, 6-Series, X5 and X6 over faulty fuel pumps; a total of 1,54,472 units in US and Canada are involved
BMW has recalled a total of 1,54,472 units of cars comprising models like 5-Series, 6-Series, X5 and X6 in US and Canada. These models have been reported of having fuel leaks due to faulty fuel pumps. The recall program is set to be initiated from 5th December this year.
The affected cars include 5-Series and 6-Series models built between 2011 and 2012. Apart from that, the recalled cars also include X5 built in between 2007 and 2011, X6 produced between 2008 and 2011, X6 Active Hybrid manufactured between 2010 and 2011, and 5-Series Gran Turismo also. BMW will notify the owners of the recalled cars and dealers will replace the faulty fuel pumps without any charge.
These affected BMW cars have been reported of having this problem due to loose wires in the in-tank fuel pumps, which cause the connector to melt and resulting a fuel leak thereafter. This fuel pump failure could also result the engine to stop abruptly and increase the risk of a crash and serious threat to life of occupants as well.
The German luxury auto manufacturer has been recalling and fixing the same problem in several cars in other countries like China, Japan and South Korea since 2014. Though no injuries have been reported so far for this problem, but the automaker doesn’t want to take any risk. Among the total 1,54,472 units of cars recalled in North America, 88% cars are registered in United States only, while rest of the cars are from Canada.
According to a filling by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) the recalled cars include X5 3.0si, X5 4.8i, X5 M, X5 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive48i and X5 xDrive50i, 2008-2011 X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i and X6 M, 2010-2011 X6 Active Hybrid. Apart from that the 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 Active Hybrid, 640i Convertible, 650i Convertible, 650i xDrive Convertible, 650i Coupe and 650i Coupe xDrive have been recalled as well.