2010 BMW 5-SERIES Fuel System, Other Storage Fuel Gauge System Recall

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2010 BMW 5-SERIES Fuel System, Other Storage Fuel Gauge System Recall

 NHTSA Recall #73960
NHTSA Compaign #10V331000
MFG Compaign #
 Model Year2010
 Date of notification18/10/10
 Begin date of manufacuring12/01/10
 End date of manufacturing01/07/10
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received22/07/10
 Report created22/07/10
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units6080
 Defect summaryBmw 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's fuel level sensor within the fuel tank can become wedged against the tank.
 Consequence summaryIf 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.
 Corrective actionBmw will notify owners and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The safety recall began on october 18, 2010. Owners may contact bmw at 1-800-525-7417.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www. Safercar. Gov .
  • 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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