Risk of Fracturing Driveshaft Prompts Recall of BMW Vehicles

The driveshaft on nearly 1,000 M5 and M6 vehicles may be defective

Risk of Fracturing Driveshaft Prompts Recall of BMW Vehicles
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August 17, 2016

BMW of North America is recalling approximately 956 model year 2015 BMW M5 and M6 vehicles. The affected vehicles have a driveshaft that may have been inadequately welded during manufacturing.

Due to the improper weld, the driveshaft on the affected vehicles may fracture and fail, causing loss of drive to the rear wheels and a loss of propulsion. Additionally, if the car is turned off and exited without the parking brake applied, the car may roll. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.

Included in this recall are certain model year 2015 BMW M5 sedans manufactured from September 4, 2014 through December 4, 2014; model year 2015 M6 coupes manufactured from September 3, 2014 through December 3, 2014; model year 2015 M6 convertibles manufactured from September 8, 2014 through December 4, 2014; and model year 2015 M6 Gran Coupe vehicles manufactured from September3, 2014 through December 4, 2014.

BMW will notify owners of the recalled M5 and M6 vehicles, and local dealers will inspect and replace the driveshaft, as necessary, free of charge.

This recall is expected to begin on September 6, 2016. For additional information, owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.