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Tommy3
09-11-2011, 06:23 PM
Does anyone have a 550i with recall issues? Did you have it repaired, and how do you know if your vehicle has recall issues?

blkcofy
09-13-2011, 05:24 AM
I've not had any issues. Well, that's not true. Since having the Dinan upgrade, the indicator on the speedometer that goes blue when the efficient brake system kicks in doesn't work. I've been told that it's a programming issue that Dinan is working on. The "system" works, but for some reason the gauge stops just short of the blue reading. Go Figure.

[Source: NHTSA]


Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
BMW / 5-SERIES 2010-2011

BMW / 5-SERIES GRAN TURISMO 2010-2011

Manufacturer: BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC Mfr***8217;s Report Date: JUL 21, 2010

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6080

Summary:
BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN 2010 AND 2011 5-SERIES AND 5-SERIES GRAN TURISMO PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 12 THROUGH JULY 1, 2010. THE VEHICLE***8217;S FUEL LEVEL SENSOR WITHIN THE FUEL TANK CAN BECOME WEDGED AGAINST THE TANK.

Consequence:
IF THIS OCCURS, THE FUEL GAUGE IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER WOULD DISPLAY A LARGER AMOUNT OF FUEL THAN WAS ACTUALLY IN THE TANK. AS A RESULT, IF THE TANK BECAME EMPTY, THE VEHICLE COULD STALL INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy:
BMW HAS NOT YET PROVIDED THE AGENCY WITH A REMEDY PLAN AND NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-525-7417.

jdubbs
09-13-2011, 08:03 AM
I've only had my 550i GT for six months or so, but there have been no recalls for my car (Jan 2011 production) in that time. The only issue I've had has been a "replace battery" warning that my dealer easily fixed with an overnight software upgrade. Presumably any GTs sold in the last few months would have the newer software already installed.

SignHere
09-17-2011, 11:48 AM
The only problem I have with my 1600 mile 2011 550GT is that the fuel guage moves towards "E" much too quickly!

;-)

No seriously...they should have put a little bigger tank in this thing. I seem to fill up all the time.

But what a sweet ride!

Tommy3
09-17-2011, 02:20 PM
Mine as well moves to E quickly and sometimes it fluctuates from say 22 range to 24? Not sure what the heck, maybe its just my 550

Wardman
09-17-2011, 07:10 PM
Not sure where I saw it, but some GT's had a gas gauge recall for the guage sticking and giving false readings. You may want to check that out.

http://www.bmwblog.com/2010/07/26/2010-2011-bmw-5-series-and-5-gt-fuel-sensor-recall/