Bmw halts M5, M6 shipments due to faulty oil pumps

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 23, 2012

BMW has found a manufacturing defect to the oil pump on its 2013 M5 and M6 models that featured the S63Tü 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine. To contact owners, BMW has issued a technical service message to its dealerships. The defect was found in BMW M5 and M6 coupes and convertibles assembled between July and September of 2012.

Engines may lose oil pressure all of a sudden, leading to major engine damage. BMW has stopped the deliveries of cars that have the S63Tü engine until they’re examined and fixed. So far, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hasn’t announced a formal recall over this matter at its web site. It’s not known yet how many vehicles are affected by this issue.

To get more information, the owners can call BMW Customer relations at 800-525-7417 or the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236. They may also email customerrelations@bmwusa.com.

The new F10-based BMW M5 has been widely admired for offering an impressive combination of performance and economy. It offers even more power than its predecessor while at the same time, its fuel economy is now much better. A version of the S63 is used on the BMW X5 and X6 M SUV models but they’re not part of the recall. The X5 and X6 use non-Tü engines that have a slightly lower compression ratio and boost level.

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