2011 BMW 550I GRAN TURISMO Power Train Driveline Constant Velocity Joint Recall

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2011 BMW 550I GRAN TURISMO Power Train Driveline Constant Velocity Joint Recall

 NHTSA Recall #120601
NHTSA Compaign #17V067000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerBMW of North America, LLC
 SupplierBMW
 BrandBMW
 Model550I GRAN TURISMO
 Model Year2011
 ComponentPOWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINT
 Date of notification21/04/17
 Begin date of manufacuring07/03/11
 End date of manufacturing29/04/11
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received02/02/17
 Report created03/02/17
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units8752
 Defect summaryBmw of north america, llc (bmw) is recalling certain 2011-2012 135i coupe, 1 series m coupe and 135i convertible vehicles, 2011 z4 sdrive 35i, 335i, 335d, 335i coupe, 335is coupe, 335i convertible, 335is convertible, 535i, 535i xdrive, 535i gran turismo and 550i xdrive gran turismo vehicles and 2012 740i and 740li vehicles. The rear driveshaft constant velocity (cv) joint on the affected vehicles may fatigue and break.
 Consequence summaryIf the cv joint breaks, the vehicle may have a loss of propulsion, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionBmw will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear driveshaft cv joint and, based on its production date, will replace it, free of charge. The recall began april 21, 2017. Owners may contact bmw customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
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