Faulty connector: BMW is recalling 120,000 diesel vehicles

News | September 2nd, 2011 by 12
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BMW announces a worldwide recall due to problems with fuel filters for around 120,000 cars with diesel engines. A spokesman for BMW Group says the …

BMW announces a worldwide recall due to problems with fuel filters for around 120,000 cars with diesel engines. A spokesman for BMW Group says the recall applies to 1, 5 and 7 Series, as well as X3, X5 and X6 vehicles.

The vehicles affected are those built between October 2008 and June 2009. In Germany, 35, 000 cars are affected, and significant less in the U.S. due to the lack of enthusiasm for diesel vehicles across the ocean.

The problem lays within the heating of the diesel filter. Apparently, a faulty plug leading to the heater continues to run the diesel filter, even after switching off the ignition, which can, in extreme cases, lead to a fire.

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So far no reports of extreme damage have been made known and customers have already received a written recall letter.

We expect more information to surface in the next few days.

[Source: Automobil Woche ]

12 responses to “Faulty connector: BMW is recalling 120,000 diesel vehicles”

  1. LexusLVR says:

    Is this a surprise? Of course not. That’s the daily life of a BMW owner and his car. Such unreliable and low quality products. And overpriced to.

    • wazon says:

      Yeah, low quality, ureliability and the best residual value in 2011 according to Kelley Blue Book. Don’t you find these three somehow inconsistent? Do BMW cars get their good opinion (revealed in residual value rank) for free? Think.

    • La Ma says:

      yes and Lexus are better ?  Own one and then talk.  Same crap all over. At least with BMW you get excitement on those times when it runs.   Biggest excitement I ever had with a Lexus when I got to the Lounge and could talk to the service manager about a lowering kit and sport exhaust. He looked at me like I was an alien :-)

      different cars for different people. I had a Lexus and not ever.

    • pitzz says:

      All modern cars are unreliable, Lex, Benz, Audi – the same story, too much innovations, too much power from diesel, too much efficiency, too much greed around service, OEM parts etc, all about the cash. Most of the problems are with diesel cars. Reliable engines ended the same moment as naturally aspirated engines ended. 
      If you want a reliable car, buy a E46, E39 with petrol naturally aspirated inline 6 or V8.

    • Mateo says:

      I love these kind of reply form guys name audi lexus etc.
      Audi takes parts form VW and lexus form Toyota! Without VW/Toyota there wouldn’t be Audi/Lexus!

      Imagine ford buys BMW, and 3 series is actually short Ford Mondeo! :lol:

    • How dare you compare some japan piece of junk to BMW? Lexus is just a more expensive toyota! Nothing more. Go compare it to some other japan junk like nissan or mazda.

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