WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 14, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
If the CV joint breaks, the vehicle may have a loss of propulsion, increasing the risk of a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V067000
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC
Components: POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 8,752
|Vehicle Make||Model||Model Year(s)|
|BMW||1 Series M||2011 – 2012|
|BMW||135i||2011 – 2012|
|BMW||535i GRAN TURISMO||2011|
|BMW||550i GRAN TURISMO||2011|
Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2011-2012 135i Coupe, 1 Series M Coupe and 135i Convertible vehicles, 2011 Z4 sDrive 35i, 335i, 335d, 335i Coupe, 335is Coupe, 335i Convertible, 335is Convertible, 535i, 535i xDrive, 535i Gran Turismo and 550i xDrive Gran Turismo vehicles and 2012 740i and 740Li vehicles. The rear driveshaft constant velocity (CV) joint on the affected vehicles may fatigue and break.
Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear driveshaft CV joint and, based on its production date, will replace it, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 27, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration