BMW Australia Ltd - BMW E6x E7x E8x E9x F0x F1x F25 (N51,N52 & N55 engines) 2009 - 2012

recall information

Recall number
PRA number
Campaign number
00 11 36 03 00
Original published date
Last updated date

make and model information

E6x E7x E8x E9x F0x F1x F25 (N51,N52 & N55 engines)
Year range
2009 - 2012
Affected units

What are the defects?

The bolted connection on the housing of the variable valve timing unit (VANOS) adjustment units may become loose. As a result the units may develop an internal oil leak and then no longer adjust quickly enough due to the reduced oil pressure. The vehicle then goes into engine emergency mode and the engine warning light is permanently lit.

What are the hazards?

If the vehicle is being driven and slows down or stops unexpectedly this poses an accident hazard to the driver and other road users.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should contact an authorised BMW motor vehicle service centre, or call the BMW Group Australia Customer Interaction Centre on Freecall 1 800 813 299.
Supplier details
BMW Australia Ltd

Who should owners/operators contact for more information?

Contact website

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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