BMW Recall of certain 1 Series, 3 Series, Z4, 5 Series and 7 Series vehicles

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 14, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

BMW Recall: Rear CV Joints may Fail

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 335D 2011
BMW 335i 2011
BMW 535i 2011
BMW 535i GRAN TURISMO 2011
BMW 550i GRAN TURISMO 2011
BMW 740i 2012
BMW 740 Li 2012
BMW Z4 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

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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