BMW Recalling 130,000 Cars for Fuel Pump Issue
This time, because of an issue with the fuel pump, the carmaker is being forced to bring back to service around 130,000 vehicles. More precisely, the issue, which remains unspecified, can cause long cranking times at engine start and the illumination of the "Service Engine Soon" indicator. Without saying whether incindent reports have been filed, BMW adds that drivers may also experience reduced engine performance if the system moves into safe mode.
The models affected by the problem include 2007-2010 335i, 2008-2010 135i, 535i and X6 xDrive35i and 2009-2010 Z4 sDrive35i. They are all equipped with the N54 twin-turbo six-cylinder engine The fix for the issue has not been detailed, but the carmaker believes that, for at least 40,000 of the vehicles, a new fuel pump will be needed altogether.
In the beginning of October, BMW announced that nearly 200,000 of its cars in the US are prone to leak a small amount of lubricant oil over time. As the liquid builds up, it can contaminate the brake booster and subsequently lead to poor breaking performance.
The models affected by this problem are 2004-2010 BMW 545i and 550i, 2004-2010 BMW 645i and 650i, 2007-2008 BMW Alpina B7, 2002-2008 BMW 745i/Li, 750i/Li, and 760i/Li and 2003-2010 Rolls-Royce Phantom.