BMW Recalls 136,000 Cars for Fuel Leaks in addition to Stalling
BMW can be recalling 136,188 cars inside U.S. for fuel leaks in addition to engine stalling, according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Certain 2007–2012 BMW designs have faulty fuel pumps with wiring in which may be “insufficiently crimped,” which can increase electrical resistance on the pins in addition to melt the surrounding plastic. When in which happens, gasoline may leak during refueling or while your vehicle can be turning. The fuel pump itself may fail, leading to stalls or the engine failing to start. The 2007–2011 X5, 2008–2011 X6, 2010–2011 5-series Gran Turismo, 2011–2012 5-series, in addition to 2012 6-series designs are affected. Also included are the X5 M, X6 M, in addition to hybrid versions of the X6 in addition to 5-series sedan. The M5, M6, 6-series Gran Coupe, in addition to diesel designs are not part of This particular recall.
According to filings, BMW didn’t think This particular was a safety defect until in which began reviewing warranty claims in June, a full 5 years after in which first discovered the problem when owners began complaining of gasoline odors inside their cars. For years, BMW said in which was “sufficient” to let dealers fix the fuel pumps only when customers reported odors or saw the check engine light illuminate, despite offering an extended warranty for the fuel pumps in September 2014. Months later, BMW was required to recall cars in China, Japan, in addition to Korea with This particular problem. U.S. owners have reported stalling in addition to an inability to restart their engines, BMW said.
Dealers will replace the entire fuel delivery module starting in December.