134,180 BMWs to Be Recalled in China for Fuel Leak Problems

Are you living in China and you bought a brand new BMW between 2007 and 2011? Well, you might get a phone call from your local dealership telling you that you’ll have to drive down to them to get your car’s fuel system checked.
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That’s because BMW and their local partner, Brilliance Automotive will be recalling 134,180 cars starting October 30th due to fuel leak problems that have been reported repeatedly.

According to the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (the NHTSA of China) the cars may contain flawed fuel pumps that can break down over time and cause fuel leaks.

The 134,180 cars are made up of 68,090 units imported by BMW China, produced between March 2007 and June 2011. They include BMW 5 Series, 6 Series, X5 and X6 models.

The rest of the 66,090 units are made up of BMW 5 Series models assembled locally by the BMW-Brilliance joint venture between March 2010 and October 2011.

As usual, fixing the problem will take a couple of hours and will be done free of charge. However, the problem of getting in touch with the drivers of cars that switched ownership in the meantime might be a problem. If you’re not sure if your car is due for this recall, call your local dealer and have it checked out.
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