2008 BMW 3 SERIES Engine And Engine Cooling Cooling System Fan Recall

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2008 BMW 3 SERIES Engine And Engine Cooling Cooling System Fan Recall

 NHTSA Recall #93260
NHTSA Compaign #12E029000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerValeo
 SupplierBMW
 BrandBMW
 Model3 SERIES
 Model Year2008
 ComponentENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN
 Date of notification22/08/12
 Begin date of manufacuring12/11/19
 End date of manufacturing12/11/19
Type of recallE
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received10/08/12
 Report created14/08/12
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units585
 Defect summaryThis recall involves aftermarket parts sold by valeo. Valeo is recalling certain engine cooling fans, part numbers 696121, 696273, and 696275, used as service replacement parts for model year 2008-2011 bmw 1-series, 2006-2011 bmw 3-series, 2000-2009 bmw 5-series, 2004-2005 bmw 6-series, and 2006-2007 bmw 7-series vehicles. A metal-oxide semiconductor may overheat due to insufficient screwing of the semiconductor on the aluminum heat sink. This primary failure could cause adjacent components on the fan assembly motor circuit board to overheat and short.
 Consequence summaryThis condition could cause the fan motor to become inoperative, or cause the motor circuit board in the assembly to overheat, potentially leading to a fire in the engine compartment.
 Corrective actionValeo will notify owners and replace the fans free of charge. The safety recall began on august 22, 2012. This recall is being conducted by valeo, not by bmw. For further information, owners may contact valeo at 1-888-718-2536.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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