BMW Australia Ltd — BMW 6 Cylinder Petrol Engines - N51 or N52 MY2009-2011 & N55 MY2009-2012 series

Identifying features

CPA No: 37222. E70 X5

CPA No: 33113. 1 Series - E87

CPA No: 33767. 3 Series - E90

CPA No: 41686. GT Series - F07

CPA No: 42202. 5 Series - F10

CPA No: 43175. F25 X3

CPA No: 31782. 6 Series - E63

CPA No: 40640. 7 Series - F01

What are the defects?

The bolted connection on the housing of the variable valve timing unit (VANOS) adjustment units may become loose. As a result the units may develop an internal oil leak and then no longer adjust quickly enough due to the reduced oil pressure. The vehicle then goes into engine emergency mode and the engine warning light is permanently lit.

What are the hazards?

If the vehicle is being driven and slows down or stops unexpectedly this poses an accident hazard to the driver and other road users.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should contact an authorised BMW motor vehicle service centre, or call the BMW Group Australia Customer Interaction Centre on Freecall 1 800 813 299.

Traders who sold this product

All BMW dealers Australia wide

Where the product was sold
Dates available for sale
  • 1 October 2009 - 30 April 2012

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
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