BMW Z4 Recall Information
NEWS: BMW is recalling certain 1-Series, 3-Series ans Z4 vehicles
FEBRUARY 2013 -- BMW is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 1-Series coupes and convertibles manufactured December 2007 through July 2011; and 2007-2011 3-Series coupes and convertibles manufactured March 2007 through July 2011; 2007-2011 3-Series sedans manufactured March 2007 through October 2011; 2007-2011 3-Series sports wagons manufactured March 2007 through June 2011; and 2009-2011 Z4 vehicles manufactured March 2009 through June 2011. The connector for the positive battery cable connector and the corresponding terminal on the fuse box may degrade over time. Over time, the high current flow and heat from electrical resistance may lead to a breakage of the connection, and a loss of electrical power to the vehicle. If there is a loss of electrical power to the vehicle, the vehicle may unexpectedly stall, increasing the risk of a crash. BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the positive battery cable connector and secure it with an improved method, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2013. 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. 13V044000
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NEWS: BMW is recalling certain 2011 1-series Active E and 2012 Z4 vehicles
NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V302000 @ www.Safercar.Gov
JULY 2012 -- BMW is recalling certain model year 2011 1-series Active E and model year 2012 Z4 vehicles. Variations in electrical current may occur within the electric power steering assistance system, leading to sudden loss of power steering assistance. Sudden loss of steering assistance may increase the steering effort required to control the direction of a vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Bmw will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering assistance module, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during july 2012. Owners may contact bmw customer relations at 1-800-525-7417. 12V-302
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YAHOO NEWS -- October 27, 2010 – BMW of North America announced a recall Tuesday of more than 150,000 vehicles because of potential problems with their fuel pumps.
BMW said the problem is specific to vehicles with twin-turbo inline six-cylinder engines with the High Pressure Injection direct fuel injection system. The high-pressure fuel pumps for these vehicles run the risk of failure, BMW said.
BMW said a recall of 130,000 vehicles extends to 335i models from 2007 to 2010, as well as the following models from 2008 to 2010: 135i, 535i and X6 xDrive35i Sports Activity Coupes. The recall also applies to Z4 Roadster sDrive35i models from 2009 to 2010.
About 40,000 of the 130,000 vehicles are expected to need a new high pressure fuel pump, the company said.
The company said that "symptoms include long-crank engine starting times along with the illumination of the 'service engine soon' light. In certain cases, the driver may experience reduced engine performance in a safe mode accompanied by a tone and illumination of the 'engine malfunction' light."
BMW also announced a separate recall of about 20,800 MY 2008 X5 Sports Activity Vehicles. These vehicles will also need a new low-pressure fuel pump, the company said.
"In this case, should the fuel pump experience a failure, the engine will stop running and the driver will lose power assist for the steering and brakes, although both the steering and brakes remain operational," the company said.
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USA TODAY -- July 3, 2010 -- The government is opening investigations into possible power steering problems in Mazda3 passenger cars and BMW Z4 sports cars.
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AUGUST 2009 -- BMW is recalling certain model year 2009 Z4 30i and 35i vehicles manufactured between March 10 and March 19, 2009. A defective crimp connector in a belt tensioner wiring plug may lead to increased electrical resistance of that connection. Increased electrical resistance in that circuit could cause the safety belt tensioner to fail to deploy in a crash, possibly resulting in increased injury to the seat occupant. The manufacturer has not yet provided the agency with a remedy or notification schedule. 09V-327
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