Safety Recall 21V-907 Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Cooler – 2013-2017 BMW

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November 19, 2021 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 21V907000

Coolant Leak Inside EGR Module May Cause Fire

A melting intake manifold increases the risk of a fire.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V907

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL

Potential Number of Units Affected 50,404

 

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2013-2018 328d, 328d xDrive, 2014-2018 328d Sports Wagon, 328d xDrive Sports Wagon, 2014-2016 535d, 535d xDrive, 2015 740Ld xDrive, 2015-2017 X3 xDrive28d SAV, and 2014-2017 X5 xDrive35d SAV diesel vehicles equipped with an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) module with an integrated cooler. The EGR cooler may leak internally, causing coolant to mix with diesel engine soot, which could result in smoldering particles and a melting intake manifold.

 

Remedy

Dealers will replace the EGR cooler and inspect the intake manifold, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. This recall includes all vehicles previously recalled under 18V-755. Vehicles previously recalled under 18V-755 will need to have the new remedy performed for this recall. An interim owner notification letter was mailed on January 18, 2022. The remedy is expected to be available in June 2022. Owner notification letters were mailed on July 6, 2022. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.

 

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Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Cooler – 2014-2016 BMW 5 Series & 2015-2017 X5

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Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Cooler – 2014-2016 BMW 5 Series & 2015-2017 X5

 


Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Cooler – 2013-2018 BMW 3 Series

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2022-09-15

Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Cooler – 2013-2018 BMW 3 Series

 


Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Cooler – 2015 BMW 7 Series & 2014-2017 X5

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2022-10-26

Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Cooler – 2015 BMW 7 Series & 2014-2017 X5

 


Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Cooler – 2015-2017 BMW X3

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2022-10-26

Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Cooler – 2015-2017 BMW X3

 


Chronology :

Please refer to BMW’s October 25, 2018 Part 573 report to which assigned Recall ID 18V-755.

After the implementation of 18V-755, the field continued to be monitored for any further actions, if warranted.

After the implementation of 18V-755, foreign recall 20F-080 was implemented. However, substantially similar vehicles in the US had the improved EGR module which appeared to be effective and, therefore, no US efforts were warranted.]

After continuous field monitoring, and a comprehensive review of field data, it was indicated that the EGR cooler may not be sufficiently robust over the vehicle’s lifetime. The field data indicated that there was a limited thermal event on a 4-cylinder and a 6-cylinder vehicle which occurred after these vehicles had the 18V-755 recall performed. Therefore, it was decided to readdress this issue and replace the EGR module on all potentially affected vehicles with an improved cooler designed and produced by a new EGR cooler supplier.

BMW vehicle assembly records were reviewed to determine the number and production range of potentially affected vehicles.

On November 12, 2021, in an abundance of caution, BMW decided to conduct a voluntary safety recall.

BMW has not received any reports, nor is BMW otherwise aware, of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.

 


17 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
BMW 328D 2013-2018
BMW 535D 2014-2016
BMW 740LD 2015
BMW X3 2015-2017
BMW X5 2014-2017

 


22 Associated Documents

ISSUED Interim Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RIONL-21V907-0823.pdf 745.59KB

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ISSUED Interim Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RIONL-21V907-5435.pdf 757.747KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-21V907-9336.pdf 645.208KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-21V907-2453.pdf 226.754KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-21V907-4539.pdf 226.71KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-21V907-4223.pdf 225.503KB

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Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-21V907-5581.PDF 219.453KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-21V907-9752.pdf 226.339KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-21V907-8037.pdf 207.645KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-21V907-4989.pdf 207.403KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-21V907-5753.pdf 207.041KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-21V907-7368.pdf 207.429KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-21V907-2164.pdf 767.926KB

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ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-21V907-7251.pdf 740.577KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-21V907-2253.pdf 421.467KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-21V907-1587.pdf 446.085KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-21V907-0705.pdf 792.34KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-21V907-6537.pdf 431.701KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-21V907-3608.pdf 450.518KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-21V907-1614.pdf 453.454KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-21V907-2619.pdf 432.216KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2022-3

RCLQRT-21V907-3612.PDF 211.141KB

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