Report: BMW Issues Stop-Sale, Recall on Multiple M Models

by Member - Evanwritescars on December 17, 2019, 3:06 pm

A new report says that BMW has issued a stop-sale and recall on multiple models because of an issue with the wiring harness for the gearbox.

The company has already notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about the issue, reports, but the safety agency has yet to post the recall publically. The issue was originally reported by a user on Bimmerpost, who was disappointed that they need to wait to pick up their new ride.

The recall affects versions of the M5, M8 coupe, Gran Coupe, and Convertible, X5 M and X6 M, with build dates depending on the model, though all were built in 2019. The issue is with the routing of the transmission wiring harness, which could cause damage that eventually leads to a short circuit. That could put the vehicle in neutral while driving, which could cause a crash.

Fixing the issue will be a new harness with a safer routing. Owners of affected vehicles can expect a letter in February letting them know when to make an appointment. Bad news if you haven't gotten your M car yet, BMW USA told Motor1 that those cars can't be sold until fixed, and that the new harness isn't expected until February.


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