BMW Issues Recall for 8,752 Vehicles with Driveshaft Joint That Could Fatigue and Break
If the driveshaft joint breaks, the vehicle may have a loss of propulsion, increasing the risk of a crash
BMW of North America has announced a recall affecting an estimated 8,752 model year 2011-2012 135i Coupe, 1 Series M Coupe, and 135i Convertible vehicles; model year 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 model year 2012 740i and 740Li vehicles.
The rear driveshaft constant velocity (CV) joint on the affected vehicles may fatigue and break. If the CV joint breaks, the vehicle may have a loss of propulsion, increasing the risk of a crash.
BMW will notify owners of the recalled vehicles, and BMW dealers will inspect the rear driveshaft CV joint and, based on its production date, will replace it free of charge.
This recall is expected to begin on March 27, 2017. Vehicle owners with additional questions can contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.