2008 BMW X3 Engine And Engine Cooling Exhaust System Emission Control Crankcase (pcv) Recall

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2008 BMW X3 Engine And Engine Cooling Exhaust System Emission Control Crankcase (pcv) Recall

 NHTSA Recall #129466
NHTSA Compaign #17V683000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerBMW of North America, LLC
 SupplierBMW
 BrandBMW
 ModelX3
 Model Year2008
 ComponentENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CRANKCASE (PCV)
 Date of notification18/06/18
 Begin date of manufacuring20/08/06
 End date of manufacturing28/09/11
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received30/10/17
 Report created30/10/17
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units740561
 Defect summaryBmw of north america, llc (bmw) is recalling certain 2008-2011 128i and 2007-2011 328i, 328xi, 328i xdrive, 525i, 525xi, 528i, 528xi, 530i, 530xi, x3 3. 0si, x3 xdrive30i, x5 xdrive30i, z4 3. 0i, z4 3. 0si and z4 sdrive30i vehicles. The heater for the positive crankcase ventilation (pcv) valve may short circuit.
 Consequence summaryAn electrical short can cause the parts within the pcv valve to melt, increasing the risk of a fire, even when the vehicle is not in use.
 Corrective actionBmw will notify owners, and dealers will replace the pcv valve heater, free of charge. Interim letters were mailed on november 27, 2017. Owners will receive a second notification by the end of october 2018. 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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    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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