BMW Australia Ltd — BMW 6 Cylinder Petrol Engines - N51 or N52 MY2009-2011 & N55 MY2009-2012 series
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.
All BMW dealers Australia wide
- 1 October 2009 - 30 April 2012