Nearly 1 million BMW vehicles recalled for potential electrical short

March 11, 2022
Certain BMW vehicles are at risk of a fire while driving or soon after driving when parked.

Nearly 1 million BMW vehicles are being recalled due to an electrical short that can cause the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve heater to overheat, increasing the risk of a fire while driving or soon after driving when parked. 

This recall supersedes and expands previous National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recalls 17V-683 and 19V-273. The recall notice from NHTSA states vehicles previously repaired under the prior recalls will need to come back for this new recall remedy, which is currently under development. 

Potential vehicles affected - 

  • 2008-2013 1 Series Coupe (128i)
  • 2007-2013 3 Series Coupe (328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive)
  • 2007-2010 X3 SAV (X3 3.0si, X3 xDrive30i)
  • 2008-2013 1 Series Convertible (128i)
  • 2006-2011 3 Series Sedan (325i, 325xi, 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 330i, 330xi)
  • 2006-2012 3 Series Wagon (328i, 328i xDrive)
  • 2007-2013 3 Series Convertible (328i)
  • 2006-2010 5 Series Sedan (525i, 525xi, 528i, 528xi, 530i, 530xi)
  • 2006-2007 5 Series Wagon (530xi)
  • 2007-2010 X5 SAV (X5 3.0si, X5 xDrive30i)
  • 2006-2008 Z4 Coupe (Z4 3.0si)
  • 2006-2011 Z4 Roadster (Z4 3.0i, Z4 3.0si, Z4 sDrive30i) 

Owners are expected to receive notifications in the mail by April 25, 2022. 

Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417, or NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236. 

NHTSA campaign number: 22V119000

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