Bmw recalling 130,000 vehicles equipped with twin-turbo engines

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 26, 2010

BMW of North America announced today that it will recall some model year 2007-2010 BMWs equipped with twin-turbo inline six-cylinder engines, featuring firm’s High Precision Injection direct fuel injection system. Furthermore, the Bavarian manufacturer also asked for from the California Air Resources Board to conduct this action.

According to Bmw, the affected vehicles may experience a failure of the high-pressure fuel pump, which means that if your vehicle should visit a Bmw service right away.

In addition, symptoms include long-crank engine starting times along with the illumination of the “Service Engine Soon” light.

In some cases, Bmw owners could experience reduced engine performance in a Safe Mode accompanied by a tone and the illumination of the “Engine Malfunction” light. Almost 130,000 vehicles are potentially affected, and according to the manufacturer 40,000 expected to require a new high pressure fuel pump.

The affected vehicles include: MY 2007–2010 335i models; MY 2008–2010 135i, 535i and X6 xDrive35i Sports Activity Coupes; MY 2009 – 2010 Z4 Roadster sDrive35i.

Bmw also notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it will recall 20,800 MY 2008 X5 Sports Activity Vehicles equipped with normally-aspirated inline six-cylinder engines to replace the low-pressure fuel pump.

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