Back in April this year, some of the 2017 and 2018 model year BMW M760Li xDrive cars sold in the US were included in a recall notice issued by the NHTSA. The recall was related to a possible oil leak from the oil cooler that could end up on the front rotors of the high-performance vehicles and therefore affect the braking efficiency. The number of affected vehicles was estimated at 97 back then, but it seems like that estimate was wrong.
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An extended recall is being rolled out right now, this time covering no less than 206 cars fitted with the 6.6-liter V12 monster the M760Li xDrive comes with. Considering its massive amounts of power, some leaks might be expected, even though not early in its lifetime. Nevertheless, the recall will take care of the possible issues and BMW says it will start taking care of the affected vehicles starting this August.
Owners need not do anything, they will be contacted by the BMW dealerships where they bought their cars and asked to come in to fix the leak. The operation shouldn’t take more than a couple of hours to be done and, of course, it would be free of charge. In addition, some 92 additional 7 Series models are also being called in for a different issue.
Apparently some 2013-2015 740i, 740Li, 740Lxi, 750i, 750xi, 750Li, 750Lxi, and 2014 ActiveHybrid 7 models seem to have a recurring issue with their left tail lamp assembly which can stop functioning properly. These will also be called in to be fixed starting next month.