BMW Recalls More Than 136,000 Vehicles at Risk of Fuel Leak

Loose fuel pump wires may cause the connector to melt, resulting in a fuel leak

BMW Recalls More Than 136,000 Vehicles at Risk of Fuel Leak
Image: BMW
October 28, 2016

BMW of North America is recalling approximately 136,188 X5, X6, 535i, 550i, 528i, 640i, and 650i vehicles. The affected vehicles have in-tank fuel pumps that may have insufficiently crimped wire contacts.

The loose wires may cause the connector to melt, resulting in a fuel leak. Additionally, the fuel pump may stop working, possibly causing an engine stall and increase the risk of a crash.

This recall affects model year 2007-2011 BMW X5 3.0si, X5 4.8i, X5 M, X5 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive48i, and X5 xDrive50i; model year 2008-2011 X6 x Drive35i, X6 xDrive50i, and X6 M; model year 2010-2011 X6 ActiveHybrid, 535i xDrive Gran Turismo, 535i Gran Turismo, 550i xDrive Gran Turismo, and 550i Gran Turismo; model year 2011-2012 528i, 535i, 535i xDrive, 550i, and 550i xDrive; and model year 2012 535i ActiveHybrid, 640i Convertible, 650i Convertible, 650i xDrive Convertible, 650i Coupe, and 650i Coupe xDrive vehicles.

BMW will notify owners of the recalled vehicles, and local BMW dealers will replace the fuel pump module, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin on December 5, 2016. For further information, vehicle owners can contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.