BMW Recalls 150K Vehicles Over Fuel Leakage Issue

Posted: Oct 31 2016, 12:48pm CDT | by , Updated: Nov 1 2016, 11:23pm CDT, in News | Cars & Vehicles

 

BMW Recalls 150K Vehicles Over Fuel Leakage Issue
  • BMW Recalls 150,000 Vehicles over Fuel Leakage Issue
 

Various vehicles belonging to 5 Series, 6 Series, X5 and X6 models have been recalled.

BMW had to recall almost 150,000 vehicles from all over the US and Canada in order to fix a problem related to fuel leakage. The company recently shared the news of a recall, according to which they will be recalling 135,188 vehicles in the United States and 18,284 vehicles in Canada.

These have been reported by the NHTSA to have improperly crimped wiring for the fuel pump in the gas tank of these cars. The improper wiring can lead on to a sort circuit at times which can become a fire hazard for the car. 

The models that are included in this recall are the following:

1. 2007-2011 X5

2. 2008-2011 X6

3. 2010-2011 X6 ACTIVEHYBRID

4. 2010-2011 5-Series Gran Turismo

5. 2011-2012 528i

6. 2011-2012 535i

7. 2011-2012 550i

8. 2012 640i

9. 2012 650i

The problem explained by NHTSA includes the fuel leakage problem. The insufficiently crimped wires can become over heated in certain conditions such as ling drives and harsh weather conditions too.

These can therefore melt due to high heat as well. It was seen that owners were able to smell gasoline inside the cabin of vehicles when the problem occurs. They were also able to detect the engine light in dash. The problem was reported for the first time in June 2011. 

No injuries or deaths have been reported related to the matter but if the problem persists it can become hazardous in many cases. The fix offered by BMW is pretty simple.

The dealers of the models will replace the fuel pump of these vehicles. The owners of the affected models should expect an official letter from the company which will tell them about the schedule of recall. 

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