BMW Australia Ltd - BMW 5, X5, X6, X3, 1 & 7 SERIES 2008 - 2009

recall information

Recall number
REC-000121
PRA number
2012/13091
Campaign number
00 13 08 02 00
Original published date
Last updated date

make and model information

Make
BMW
Model
5, X5, X6, X3, 1 & 7 SERIES
Year range
2008 - 2009
Affected units
1,829

What are the defects?

Moisture may enter the diesel fuel filter heater at the electric contacts.
(Note: The diesel fuel filter heater unit only operates at tempratures below -1° Celcius.)

What are the hazards?

Electrical short-circuits may occur in the area of the electric contacts of the fuel filter heater. This may result in the short-term discharge of the starter battery and the vehicle will no longer start. In unfavourable circumstances, a short-circuit in the fuel filter heater may also lead to an engine fire when the vehicle is switched off.

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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