WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 3, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
An electrical short can cause the parts within the PCV valve to melt, increasing the risk of a fire, even when the vehicle is not in use.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V683000
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 740,561
|BMW||128I||2008 – 2011|
|BMW||328I||2007 – 2011|
|BMW||525I||2007 – 2011|
|BMW||528I||2007 – 2011|
|BMW||530I||2007 – 2011|
|BMW||X3||2007 – 2011|
|BMW||X5||2007 – 2011|
|BMW||Z4||2007 – 2011|
Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2008-2011 128i and 2007-2011 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 525i, 525xi, 528i, 528xi, 530i, 530xi, X3 3.0si, X3 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive30i, Z4 3.0i, Z4 3.0si and Z4 sDrive30i vehicles. The heater for the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve may short circuit.
Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the PCV valve heater, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 18, 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