2011 BMW Z4 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Recall

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2011 BMW Z4 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Recall

 NHTSA Recall #102985
NHTSA Compaign #14V176000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerBMW of North America, LLC
 SupplierBMW
 BrandBMW
 ModelZ4
 Model Year2011
 ComponentENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
 Date of notification24/09/14
 Begin date of manufacuring01/01/10
 End date of manufacturing28/02/11
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received10/04/14
 Report created14/04/14
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units156137
 Defect summaryBmw of north america, llc (bmw) is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 128i coupe, 128i convertible, 328i sedan, 328i xdrive sedan, 328i coupe, 328i convertible, 328i sports wagon and z4 sdrive 30i, 2011-2012 135i coupe, 135i convertible, 335i sedan, x5 xdrive 35i, and x6 xdrive 35i, 2011 335i xdrive sedan, 335i coupe, 335i convertible, 528i sedan, 535i sedan, 535i xdrive sedan, x3 xdrive 28i, and x3 xdrive 35i, 2010 x3 xdrive 30i, and x5 xdrive 30i, 2012 640i coupe, and 640i convertible and 2010-2012 535i gran turismo vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the bolts that secure the housing for the variable camshaft timing adjustment (vanos) unit can loosen over time and may possibly break.
 Consequence summaryIf the bolts loosen or break the engine may have reduced power or stall. An engine stall increases the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionBmw will notify owners, and dealers will replace the four vanos housing bolts for both vanos units (intake and exhaust), free of charge. In addition, owners of approximately 170,172 model year 2010-2012 bmw vehicles equipped with inline 6 cylinder engines not covered by this recall, will receive an extended warranty to address this condition. The recall began on september 24, 2014. Owners may contact bmw 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).
  • 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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