BMW Australia Ltd—BMW 6 Cylinder Petrol Turbo Charged Engines - N51, N52 & N55 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, Regional Development and Cities is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
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