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This what I got from BMWA website on Owners link then recalls:

Important information for BMW owners. 11V-521: Electric Auxiliary Water Pump
December, 2011

Recall Campaign No. 11V-521: Electric Auxiliary Water Pump

Dear BMW Owner:

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

BMW AG has decided that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists in certain Model Year 2008-11 5-Series, 5-Series Gran Turismo, 7-Series, X5 SAV, and X6 SAV vehicles. Our records indicate that you are the owner of a potentially affected vehicle.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM

The issue involves the electric auxiliary water pump on your vehicle. The pump helps cool the engine by conducting heat away from the engine's turbocharger. The pump can overheat or fail. This could lead to a smoldering of the pump. An engine compartment or vehicle fire could occur. Please note that this could happen even in cases in which the ignition is off.

Do not leave this problem unattended. Please take note of and observe the following precautions.

For full details click here.
12V-019-Automatic Transmission Parking Lock-2012 X5 xDrive35i
January, 2012

Recall Campaign No. 12V-019: Automatic Transmission Parking Lock

Dear BMW Owner:

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

BMW AG has decided that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists in certain Model Year 2012 X5 xDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicles. Our records indicate that you are the owner of a potentially affected vehicle. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM

The issue involves the automatic transmission parking lock on your vehicle. The transmission was not manufactured according to specifications. Therefore, engagement of the transmission's parking lock may not occur. This could happen even if the "P" position has been selected and is displayed. As a result, the vehicle could rollaway after parking.

Do not leave this problem unattended. Depending on traffic and road conditions and the driver's reactions, this could increase the risk for the occupants of the vehicle and for other road users.

For full details click here.
10E-A03-Program Control Units-2004 X5 SAV
JANUARY 2011

BMW VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS RECALL CAMPAIGN PROGRAM CONTROL UNITS

CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 10E-A03

Dear BMW Owner:

At BMW of North America, we are committed to maintaining a level of automotive and service excellence that exceeds your expectations.

The problem is...

The software release for the Engine Control Unit (ECU) and Transmission Control Unit (TCU) contained errors. This may result in an onboard diagnostic communication failure with a scan tool during an emission test.

For full details click here.
10V-518-In-Tank Fuel Pump-2008 X5 SAV
January, 2011

Recall Campaing No. 10V-518: In-tank Fuel Pump

Dear BMW Owner:

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

BMW AG has decided that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain Model Year 2008 X5 Sports Activity Vehicles. Our records indicate that you are the owner of a potentially affected vehicle.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM

The issue involves the in-tank fuel pump. It has been determined that the fuel pump in your vehicle may stop working due to premature wear. In most cases, it would no longer be possible to start the engine. However, in some cases, the fuel pump may stop working while the vehicle is in motion, resulting in stalling. If stalling were to occur, you would not be able to maintain vehicle speed or accelerate. Power steering assist would also be affected, leading to an increase in steering effort.

For full details click here.
10V-446-Brake Vacuum Pump-2002-2010 5, 6, 7 Series, Alpina B7
March, 2011

Recall Campaing No. 10V-446: Brake Vacuum Pump

Dear BMW Owner:

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

BMW AG has decided that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists in certain Model Year 2002-2010 5, 6, and 7 Series and Alpina B7 vehicles. Our records indicate that you are the owner of a potentially affected vehicle.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM

The issue involves the power assist braking function. A small amount of oil could leak from the brake vacuum pump into the brake vacuum hose. Over time, contamination of the brake booster could occur. This could affect the power assist braking function. In an extreme case, loss of the power brake assist could occur.

The service brake control would still be available to slow and stop the vehicle, although this would require greater brake pedal force.

Do not leave this problem unattended. Depending on traffic and road conditions and the driver's reactions, this could increase the risk of a crash.

For full details click here.
11V-332-Engine Belt Tensioner-2011 X5 xDrive 35d
August 2011

Recall Campaing No. 11V-332: Engine Belt Tensioner

Dear BMW Owner:

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

BMW AG has decided that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain Model Year 2011 X5 xDrive35d (Diesel) Sports Activity Vehicles. Our records indicate that you are the owner of a potentially affected vehicle.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM

The issue involves an engine belt tensioner on your vehicle. The belt tensioner contains a welded flange plate. Due to a manufacturing error at the supplier, the weld could crack. Over time, this could lead to damage and then a malfunction of the belt tensioner. This would result in a sudden loss of power steering assit while driving. However, if there was a loss of power steering assist, manual steering capability would still be retained.

Do not leave this problem unattended. Depending on traffic and road conditions and the driver's reactions, this could increase the risk of a crash.

For full details click here.
11V-341-Electric Power Steering Assist-2011 X3
August 2011

Recall Campaing No. 11V-341: Electric Power Steering Assist

Dear BMW Owner:

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

BMW AG has decided that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists in certain Model Year 2011 X3 Sports Activity Vehicles. Our records indicate that you are the owner of a potentially affected vehicle.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM

The issue involves the Electric Power Steering (EPS) assist unit. It has been determined that a control module in the EPS assist unit may not function properly. If this happened, then the EPS assist unit would switch off during driving, resulting in a sudden loss of power steering assist. At the same time, a yellow warning symbol in the vehicle's instrument cluster will illuminate. However, if there was a loss of power steering assist, manual steering capability would still be retained.

Please note that, after the engine is shut off and then restarted, the EPS assist unit may function properly (the warning symbol will not appear in the instrument cluster). However, the condition could occur again.

Do not leave this problem unattended. Depending on traffic and road conditions and the driver's reactions, this could increase the risk of a crash.

For full details click here.
11V-441-Fuel Filter Heater-2009 X5 xDrive 35d
September 2011

Recall Campaing No. 11V-441: Fuel Filter Heater

Dear BMW Owner:

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

BMW AG has decided that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists in certain Model Year 2009 X5 xDrive35d Sports Activity Vehicles. Our records indicate that you are the owner of a potentially affected vehicle.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM

The issue involves the Fuel Filter Heater (FFH) unit which is used for warming up the diesel fuel at low outside temperatures. A short-circuit could develop within the unit, draining the vehicle's battery.

In most cases, it would not be possible to start the vehicle due to a dead battery. However, in a rare case, the unit could overheat and eventually lead to a vehicle fire, even if the vehicle is parked unsupervised.

Do not leave this problem unattended. Please take note of and observe the following precautions.

For full details click here.
11E-A01-Replace Vehicle Emission Control Information Label-2012 x5 X6
October 2011

BMW VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS RECALL CAMPAIGN
REPLACE VEHICLE EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION LABEL

CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 11AE-A01

Dear BMW Owner:

At BMW, we are committed to maintaining a level of automotive and service excellence that exceeds your expectations.

BMW has determined that certain 2012 model year BMW X5 and X6 Sports Activity Vehicles were produced with the wrong Vehicle Emission Control Information (VECI) label. The VECI label is required to comply with emissions regulations administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board. To correct this error, BMW is conducting a Voluntary Emissions Recall Campaign.

The problem is:

A small number of these vehicles was produced with the VECI label from the previous model year.

For full details click here.
11V-476-Front Driveshaft Bolt-2011 328i, 335i xDrive
October, 2011

Recall Campaing No. 11V-476: Front Driveshaft Bolts

Dear BMW Owner:

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

BMW AG has decided that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain Model Year 2011 328i xDrive and 335i xDrive sedans. Our records indicate that you are the owner of a potentially affected vehicle.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM

The issue involves the front driveshaft attachment bolts. The attachment bolts may not have been tightened to specification. If the bolts were not tightened to specification, then they could become loose. Over time, they could continue to loosen, leading to a loss of power to the front wheels and ultimately a vehicle breakdown.

Do not leave this problem unattended. Depending on traffic and road conditions and the driver's reactions, this could increase the risk of a crash.

For full details click here.
11V-438-Lamps in Rear Quarter Panel-2002-2005 3 Series
December, 2011

Recall Campaing No. 11V-438: Lamps in Rear Quarter Panel

Dear BMW Owner:

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

BMW AG has decided that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists in certain Model Year 2002-05 3 Series sedans. Our records indicate that you are the owner of a potentially affected vehicle.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Please note that, at the present time, we do not yet have sufficient parts in which to conduct this recall; however, we will notify you as soon as parts become available which is anticipated to occur in December.

You may continue drive your car; however, in the interim see PRECAUTIONS FOR YOUR SAFETY below. If you believe your vehicle is experiencing this condition, and are concerned with continuing to drive, you may contact BMW Roadside Assistance at 1-800-332-4269 to have your vehicle brought to the nearest Authorized BMW Center.

DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM

The issue involves the rear lamps on your vehicle. Specifically, it involves the portion of the lamp in the vehicle's rear quarter panel. Due to material specification and environmental factors, one or more lamp functions (tail, brake, turn-signal) within the rear quarter panel may stop working.

Please note that the other portion of the rear lamp, in the vehicle's trunk lid, is not affected.

Failure to observe the following precautions, in conjunction with traffic and road conditions, and the driver's reactions, could increase the risk of a crash.

For full details click here.
12V-161 Electric Auxiliary Water Pump
April 2012

Recall Campaign No. 12V-161: Electric Auxiliary Water Pump

Dear BMW Owner:

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

BMW AG has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain Model Year 2011 5 Series and 5 Series Gran Turismo, 2012 6 Series Convertible, 7 Series, X5 SAV, and X6 SAV vehicles. Our records indicate that you are the owner of a potentially affected vehicle.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM

The issue involves the electric auxiliary water pump on your vehicle. The pump helps cool the engine by conducting heat away from the engine?s turbocharger. The pump can overheat or fail. This could lead to a smoldering of the pump. An engine compartment or vehicle fire could occur. Please note that this could happen even in cases in which the ignition is off.

Do not leave this problem unattended. Please take note of and observe the following precautions.

For full details click here.
12V-126: Battery Cable Insulated Bulkhead Connector
April 2012

Recall Campaign No. 12V-126: Battery Cable Insulated Bulkhead Connector

Dear BMW Owner:

This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

BMW AG has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain Model Year 2004-10 5 Series and 6 Series vehicles. Our records indicate that you are the owner of a potentially affected vehicle.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM

The issue involves a battery cable bolt connection in the trunk. Specifically, this bolt connection is secured to the trunk floor panel by an insulated bulkhead connector. The insulated bulkhead connector may have been incorrectly attached to the trunk floor panel. Over time, this can lead to a loosening of the bolt connection and cause an overheating condition.
Overheating could lead to smoldering of the floor mat. This could further lead to a fire in the vehicle trunk, and ultimately to the rest of the vehicle, even in a vehicle with the ignition in the off position.

DESCRIPTION OF REPAIR

The insulated bulkhead connector of the battery cable bolt connection will be inspected and secured as necessary. In addition, protective grease will be added to the area and a plastic cover will be replaced.The actual repair will require approximately one hour; however, additional time may be required depending on the BMW center's scheduling and processing. This work will be performed free of charge by your authorized BMW center.

Do not leave this problem unattended. Please take note of and observe the following precautions.

For full details click here.
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