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Two of the Top Ten Surprisingly Unreliable Cars are BMWs

by Tim Jones on November 02, 2010 at 11:53:03 AM
Two of the Top Ten Surprisingly Unreliable Cars are BMWs

This was the original idea behind this post. For those not well-versed in BMW-ese, the N54 is BMW's 3.0L iron-block straight six, fitted with twin sequential turbochargers that is fitted to almost all of BMW"s range in various states of tune, including the 1, 3, 5, and 7 series, as well as the X5, X6, and Z4. When it came out in 2006 as a replacement for the M54 3.0L engine, the automotive press and consumers alike were ecstatic. The N54 made a ton of power (306bhp) with almost no...

BMW Issues Recall of 130,000 N54 Motors with High Pressure Fuel Pump (HPFP)

by Tim Jones on October 26, 2010 at 12:29:20 PM
BMW Issues Recall of 130,000 N54 Motors with High Pressure Fuel Pump (HPFP)

BMW of North America has notified the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of its intent to conduct a voluntary recall of some model year 2007-2010 BMWs equipped with twin-turbo inline six-cylinder engines, all of which feature BMW's High Precision Injection direct fuel injection system. It has also asked for approval from the California Air Resources Board to conduct this action. Affected vehicles may experience a failure of the high-pressure fuel pump. Symptoms include long-crank engine...

Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff takes on BMW in class action suit regarding defective HPFP

Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff filed suit against BMW on behalf of thousands of consumers who purchased various BMW models released from 2007-2010. The lawsuit alleges that in 2006, BMW announced with much fanfare the development of its new N54 twin turbo engine. BMW touted the new engine as incorporating state of the art technology that included "twin” turbo chargers and a newly developed fuel injection system. BMW represented to the public that this new technology would eliminate "turbo lag,”...

Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff filed suit against BMW on behalf of thousands of consumers who purchased various BMW models released from 2007-2010. The lawsuit alleges that in 2006, BMW announced with much fanfare the development of its new N54 twin turbo engine. BMW touted the new engine as incorporating state of the art technology that included "twin” turbo chargers and a newly developed fuel injection system. BMW represented to the public that this new technology would eliminate "turbo lag,”...


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