If oil leaks onto the front brake discs, a greater distance may be needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
The recall is expected to begin August 7, 2017.
Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Note: This recall supersedes recall 17V-240.
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.safercar.gov.
Approximately 280 vehicles are affected by this recall. This replaces recall 17V-240 Check Engine Oil Lines that was closed on June 2, 2017.
Vehicles in dealer inventory are affected by this recall/stop. Vehicles which are affected will show the campaign as “Open” when checked either in AIR or ISPA Next. Once the Warranty Vehicle Inquiry system is updated on Friday, June 9, 2017, it will display the same information. The affected vehicles will be identified with the comment: STOP112215 B170417 Recall: Do not retail or deliver.
We will be sending affected VINs in your inventory to the DCSnet “To Do List”. As a reminder, we are including VINs that have been retailed as a Service Loaner or Sales Demo. Please note that we are only looking at the 1st retail from 2016-2017.
This bulletin will be updated with repair instructions, parts and warranty information when it becomes available.
Q&A has been attached for further information.
View PDF attachment B170417 Recall Notice.
View PDF attachment 2017-MY2017-18-G12-EngineOilCoolerLines-QA-(8June2017).
SAFETY RECALL NOTICE
To: All Center Operators, Sales Managers, Service Manager, Parts Manager and Warranty Processor
Owners will be notified by First Class mail about the Recall and will be instructed to bring their vehicles in for a free repair when parts are available.
Please be reminded that it is a violation of federal law (The Safety Act) for you to sell, lease or deliver any new motor vehicle covered by this notification until the recall repair has been performed. This means that centers may not legally deliver new motor vehicles to consumers until they are fixed or use/sell replacement equipment/parts subject to this recall. Note also that substantial civil penalties apply to violations of the Safety Act.
Also, you should not sell, lease or deliver any Certified Pre-Owned or used vehicles subject to a safety recall until the repair is completed.
Please follow any special instructions that we provide to you for the return or disposition of recall parts.
We appreciate all your assistance with this Recall.
Q1. Which BMW Group models in the US are potentially affected by this Safety Recall?
Q2. What is the specific issue?
Q3. What can happen as a result of this issue?
This issue could result in an oil leak. Depending upon the location and size of the leak, this could increase the risk of a crash. Other road users could also be affected by the oil leak.
Q4. How did BMW Group become aware of this issue?
BMW Group became aware of this issue through its quality control procedures.
Q5. Why are other BMW Group vehicles not included in this Safety Recall?
Q6. Can I determine if this issue exists in my vehicle?
Q7. Can I continue to drive my vehicle?
Yes. However, when you receive a letter asking you to have this recall performed by an authorized BMW center, please do so as soon as possible. If you are not the only driver of this vehicle, please advise all other drivers of this important information.
Q8. How will my vehicle be repaired?
Q10. How will I be informed of this Safety Recall?
You will receive a letter in August via First Class mail advising you of this recall. At that time, you should immediately schedule an appointment with an authorized BMW center to have this recall performed. You can locate your nearest authorized BMW center at www.bmwusa.com/dealers.
To ensure BMW has your most recent contact and vehicle information, please register your vehicle at www.bmwusa.com/myBMW. Registration is free, and will give you access to factory initiated campaigns and other information specific to your BMW.
Q11. How long will the repair take?
Q12. Do I have to wait for my letter in order to have my vehicle serviced?
Yes. We are in the process of implementing this program to ensure that the necessary parts, tools and procedures are available, prior to contacting you to schedule your vehicle to have this safety recall performed. For the latest updates to this recall, please visit www.bmwusa.com/recall.