BMW Is Replacing Faulty Timing Chain In 2008-2014 Cars

Posted: Oct 30 2015, 8:54am CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

BMW is Replacing Faulty Timing Chain in 2008-2014 Cars
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  • BMW issues service bulletin for the V8 engine!

The BMW models from 2008 to 2014 with the V8 engine have potential for a faulty timing chain.

The BMW N63 4.4 liter V8 engine requires service. A service bulletin has been issued by BMW to check the timing chains of their cars. The models affected by the fault range from 2008 to 2014.

According to BMW Blog, it was found the timing chains can stretch and wear out prematurely in time. The chains can then lead to premature valve-train wear and reduced engine performance.

BMW owners with the affected vehicles need to visit their dealers. The BMW technicians there will determine if the chains are damaged. If the chains have worn out the dealers will replace the chains. Accompanying hardware will also be replaced free of cost. Customers can call or directly visit authorized BMW dealerships.

BMW will perform a test procedure on the chains to determine their reliability. The test will be performed in conjunction with the N63 Customer Care Package. The package is designed to ensure proper long-term engine operation.

After the test chains and accompanying hardware will be replaced. Hardware such as chain sprocket and the oil filter will be changed. The software of the vehicle will also be updated in line with the changes. The changes are covered within BMW warranty.

Models affected by the service announcement include BMW vehicle ranging from 2008 to 2014. The car included in the service are 2009 to 2012 BMW 7 Series sedans, 2010-2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 and 2009-2012 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo.

Other BMW models include 2010-2013 BMW 5 Series sedan, 2011- 2012 BMW 6 Series convertible and 2011-2012 BMW 6 Series coupe. Lastly the 2010-2013 BMW X5, 2008-2014 BMW X6 and the 2009-2011 BMW ActiveHybrid X6 require servicing.

Vehicles affected by service bulletin:

2009 BMW 7 Series sedan

2010 BMW 7 Series sedan

2011 BMW 7 Series sedan

2012 BMW 7 Series sedan

2010 BMW ActiveHybrid 7

2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7

2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 7

2009 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo

2010 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo

2011 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo

2012 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo

2010 BMW 5 Series sedan

2011 BMW 5 Series sedan

2012 BMW 5 Series sedan

2013 BMW 5 Series sedan

2011 BMW 6 Series convertible

2012 BMW 6 Series convertible

2011 BMW 6 Series coupe

2012 BMW 6 Series coupe

2010 BMW X5

2011 BMW X5

2012 BMW X5

2013 BMW X5

2008 BMW X6

2009 BMW X6

2010 BMW X6

2011 BMW X6

2012 BMW X6

2013 BMW X6

2014 BMW X6

2009 BMW ActiveHybrid X6

2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6

2011 BMW ActiveHybrid X6

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