November 12, 2020 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V700000
The failed weld may allow fuel to leak, increasing the risk of a fire in the presence of an ignition source.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V700
Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC
Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected 49
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Z4 and 2020-2021 Toyota Supra vehicles. The weld between the fuel tank halves may have been insufficiently welded, causing the weld to fail.
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank, free of charge. The recall began December 18, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371.
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.
SIB 16 03 20 2021-01-06
RECALL 20V-XXX: REPLACE FUEL TANK
This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 3) replaces SI B16 03 20 dated November 2020.
What’s New (Specific text highlighted):
Parts Section Updated
Please perform the procedure outlined in this Service Information on all affected vehicles before customer delivery. In the event the customer has already taken delivery of the vehicle, please perform the procedure the next time the vehicle is in the shop.
|E-Series||Model Description||Production Date|
|G29||Z4 Roadster||June 26, 2019 – July 9, 2020|
Vehicles which require this Campaign to be completed will show it as “Open” when checked either in AIR, the “Service Menu” of DCSnet (Dealer Communication System), ISPA Next or Warranty Vehicle Inquiry.
As of November 12, 2020, this Delivery Stop has been upgraded to a recall.
The fuel tank may not have been produced to specifications. Over time, and due to factors such as certain driving conditions and road vibrations, this could lead to a fuel leak. Fuel, in the presence of an ignition source, could lead to a fire.
The Recall Notice and Q&A have been attached for further information.
Replace the fuel tank.
Replace the fuel tank as described in the repair instructions REP 16 11 030 Removing and installing the fuel tank.
Only use and invoice the part numbers below that apply (Warranty Work Pacakges 1 and 3).
Performing a part number look-up in ETK (EPC) by VIN or model in place of using/invoicing the following part numbers may result with the wrong part numbers being invoiced and installed, this could delay the payment of the claim.
|16 11 9488314||Plastic fuel tank||1|
|16 11 7476100||O-ring for the delivery unit||1|
|33 30 6793892||Torx screw with a collar for the rear axle support||4|
|07 11 9906672||Hexagon bolt for mounting the tank||4|
|07 12 9952117||Hose clamp for the fuel filler pipe||1|
|07 14 6884435||ASA multi-purpose bolt for the compression struts||8|
|34 21 6860562||Hexagon bolt for the rear brake caliper||4|
|33 32 6760668||Self-locking collar nut for the trailing arm and control arm||12|
|33 30 6861943||Hexagon bolt for the trailing arm and control arm||2|
|07 11 9906093||Hexagon bolt with a collar for the trailing arm||8|
|33 12 7607158||Repair kit for the recessed nut of the propeller shaft||1|
|07 11 9905529||Hexagon bolt with a washer for the exhaust system||1|
|07 11 9904024||Hexagon nut for the exhaust system||6|
|07 14 7413212||Hexagon bolt for the rear torsion strut (M12x40x1.5 10.9)||4|
|07 14 9213164||Hexagon bolt for the rear torsion strut (TS5x20 SW8 D=22)||2|
|07 11 9904141||Hexagon bolt with a flange for the rear torsion strut (M10x30-10.9ZNS3)||10|
|18 30 8631986||V-clip for the catalytic converter near the engine (D=80.0 mm)||1 (if
|18 30 8635798||Clamping collar for the catalytic converter near the engine (D=80.0 mm)||1 (if
|26 11 7527475||Hexagon bolt (M12x1.5×71-ZNS3)||3 (if
|26 11 7523709||Hexagon bolt (M12x1.5×58-ZNS3)||3 (if
|37 10 6789678||Hexagon nut with flange (M12x1.5-10-ZNS3)||3 (if
|26 12 7536563||Self-locking hexagon nut (M12x1.5-10-ZNS3)||3 (if
|26 11 7526611||Centering sleeve of propeller shaft||1 (if
|26 11 7562574||Centering sleeve of hard propeller shaft||1 (if
Model Year 2020-2021 BMW Z4
Issue Date: 11/12/2020
Last Update: 11/12/2020
Q1. Which BMW models in the US are potentially affected by this Safety Recall?
A small number of Model Year 2020-2021 BMW Z4 models in the US are potentially affected.
Q2. What is the specific issue?
The fuel tank may not have been produced to specifications. Over time, and due to factors such as certain driving conditions and road vibrations, this could leak to a fuel leak. Fuel, in the presence of an ignition source, could lead to a fire.
Q3. Why are other models / vehicles not included in this Safety Recall?
Other models were manufactured with a fuel tank that was produced to specifications.
Q4. Can I continue to drive my vehicle?
Yes. However, when you receive a letter from BMW advising you of this recall, you should make an appointment to have this important Safety Recall performed by an authorized BMW center as soon as possible. If you are not the only driver of this vehicle, please advise all other drivers of this important information.
Q5. Can I determine if this issue exists in my vehicle?
If you notice a fuel odor, or see a fuel leak from underneath the vehicle, your vehicle may be experiencing this condition.
Q6. How did BMW become aware of the issue?
BMW became aware of the issue through our quality control procedures.
Q7. How will I be informed of this Safety Recall?
Letters will be mailed to owners in January via First Class mail advising them of this Safety Recall and requesting them to schedule an appointment with an authorized BMW center to have the remedy performed. Owners can locate their nearest authorized BMW center at www.bmwusa.com/dealer. To ensure BMW has the most recent contact and vehicle information, owners should register their vehicle at www.bmwusa.com/myBMW. Registration is free, and will give them access to factory-initiated campaigns and other information specific to their BMW.
Q8. How will my vehicle be remedied?
The fuel tank will be replaced for free and should take several hours.
Q9. Do I have to wait for my letter to have my vehicle serviced?
Yes. BMW is in the process of ensuring that the necessary tools, parts, and procedures are available prior to contacting you to schedule an appointment with your authorized BMW center to have this important Safety Recall performed. For the latest updates to this Safety Recall, please visit www.bmwusa.com/recall.
4 Affected Products
19 Associated Documents
Remedy Instructions and TSB
Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2020-4
ISSUED Interim Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)
Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2021-2
Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)
Remedy Instructions and TSB – Safety Recall Notice re RECALL 20V-XXX: REPLACE FUEL TANK
Remedy Instructions and TSB – POTENTIAL FUEL TANK LEAK CERTAIN 2020-2021 SUPRA
Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Dealer Package re Certain 2020-2021 Model Year Supra Potential Fuel Tank Leak
Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)
ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)
Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Technical Service Bulletin re BMW Recall 20V-xxx: Replace Fuel Tank
Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Dealer and Manager Notification re Certain 2020-2021 Model Year Supra Potential Fuel Tank Leak
Recall 573 Report
Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2020-4
Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2021-1
Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2021-1
Remedy Instructions and TSB
Recall Quarterly Report #4, 2021-3
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