BMW will recall 24,000 vehicle to fix emission glitch

News | May 7th, 2012 by 16
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BMW will recall over 24,000 vehicles sold in the United States. The 24,340 vehicles built from 2009-2011 may fail to meet U.S. and California emission …

BMW will recall over 24,000 vehicles sold in the United States. The 24,340 vehicles built from 2009-2011 may fail to meet U.S. and California emission regulations.

Roughly 2,740 are X5 xDrive50i and X6 xDrive50i manufactured in 2011 and 2012. Another 21,600 units recalled are 3 Series models. According to Dirk Arnold, VP of Communication at BMW North American, the recalls are scheduled for May 9.

The vehicles affected were manufactured at the plant in Spartanburg, S.C., and Germany.

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Arnold said that certain emissions parts, the SCR catalyst, the DEF mixer and the EGR valve, may improperly overstate vehicle mileage, causing emissions standards to be exceeded and the illumination of the “Service Engine Soon” light.

BMW said the repair will require the inspection and replacement of one or more of the emissions components and the reprogramming of the vehicle’s engine control unit.

This year, BMW had to recall 1.3 million 5 Series and 6 Series vehicles from the 2003 to 2010 model years. U.S. recalls accounted for 368,000 of them.

[Source: Automotive News – sub. req.]

16 responses to “BMW will recall 24,000 vehicle to fix emission glitch”

  1. Mateo says:

    bmw is great because they recall vehicle for every fault, ford must have lots of faults on their cars (i know, i own ford ;) ) but they don’t give a damn about that!
    that’s why bmw is a bmw

    • LaMa says:

      bmw is great because they recall the cars ? How about building a car that needs no recalls ?  Save me from a world where defects admitted are praised not quality work is awarded.
      If a manufacturer has a defect I would tax them per car.  Instead of making cars that has more and more HP, they should build one that does not need recalls, re-calibration and fixing.
      If we are top award bmw for a recall might as well say – do what you want just admit it and fix it later.
      bad quality is bad quality weather they admit or not.  Ford GM Chrysler all build the same crap along with BMW and others. Quality work was finished when globalization started.
      Instead of replacing a part that failed now we have to replace the entire unit in every car. Soon we will have completely modular cars, no real fixing will take place, just replacing each section with a new/refurbished one.

    • LaMa says:

      bmw is great because they recall the cars ? How about building a car that needs no recalls ?  Save me from a world where defects admitted are praised not quality work is awarded.
      If a manufacturer has a defect I would tax them per car.  Instead of making cars that has more and more HP, they should build one that does not need recalls, re-calibration and fixing.
      If we are top award bmw for a recall might as well say – do what you want just admit it and fix it later.
      bad quality is bad quality weather they admit or not.  Ford GM Chrysler all build the same crap along with BMW and others. Quality work was finished when globalization started.
      Instead of replacing a part that failed now we have to replace the entire unit in every car. Soon we will have completely modular cars, no real fixing will take place, just replacing each section with a new/refurbished one.

  2. Mateo says:

    bmw is great because they recall vehicle for every fault, ford must have lots of faults on their cars (i know, i own ford ;) ) but they don’t give a damn about that!
    that’s why bmw is a bmw

  3. JJ says:

    BMW are recalling almost their whole lineup recently…. MAJOR FAIL

  4. PO'd in Cleveland says:

    My new BMW 328i is supposedly sitting at the port of Baltimore, waiting for emissions testing. How is this possible? Don’t they test the cars at the factory in Germany? What do they do if it fails in Baltimore, ship it back? It’s been almost 3 weeks that they’re tellling me this. I don’t believe it. Where is my new car??

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