2021 BMW X3 & X4 Safety Recall 21V-199 Fuel Tank

March 24, 2021 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 21V199000

Fuel Tank Weld may Fail and Allow Fuel Leak

Fuel may leak through the failed weld, increasing the risk of a fire.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V199

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC


Potential Number of Units Affected 17



BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2021 X3 sDrive30i, X3 xDrive30i, X3 M40i, X3M, and X4, and 2021 X4 xDrive30i vehicles. The inlet check valve weld may fail, allowing the filling pipe to separate from the fuel tank.



BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank, free of charge. The recall is scheduled to begin May 17, 2021. Owners were also contacted by telephone. To date, all repairs have been done. No further owner notification letters will be sent. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.



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.


Check if your BMW has a Recall


SIB 16 01 21



This Service Information Bulletin (Revision 3) replaces SI B16 01 21 dated March 2021.


What’s New (Specific text highlighted):

  • Information on retaining parts for warranty return


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
F97 X3 M Sports Activity Vehicle March 3, 2021
G01 X3 Sports Activity Vehicle March 3, 2021
G02 X4 Sports Activity Coupe March 3, 2021



Vehicles which require this Recall 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.



BMW AG has issued a Voluntary Safety Recall (effective March 12, 2021) on a small number of Model Year 2021 BMW vehicles that were produced on March 3, 2021.


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.



Follow Repair Instruction 16 11 030 Removing and installing fuel tank (draw off without fuel and fill).



Only use and invoice the part numbers below that apply.


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.


Part Number Description Quantity
16 11 8481589 Plastic fuel tank (65 liters) 1
31 10 6760122 Hexagon bolt (M8X30-10.9-ZNS3) 4
07 12 9952119 Hose clamp (L42-48 ) 1
07 14 7204294 Hexagon nut with washer (M8-8.8-ZNS3) 1
07 14 9148299 Oval-head screw (M10X22) 1
33 32 6760340 Torx screw with washer (M12x127-10.9) 8
16 11 7216523 O-ring 1
33 12 7607158 Recessed nut repair kit (M39x1.5×20) 1
G01/G02 B46 Small parts of exhaust system
18 30 5A09B63 V-clip (D = 80.0 mm), G01 B46 1
18 30 7525607 Hexagon nut (M8) G01 B46 1
07 11 9906089 Collar nut (M8-8-SC-ZNNIV) G01 B46 3
G01/G02 B58 Small parts of exhaust system
18 30 8623284 Clamping collar (D=80.0 mm) 1
18 30 7525607 Hexagon nut (M8) 1
07 11 9906089 Collar nut (M8-8-SC-ZNNIV) 4
F97 Small parts of exhaust system
18 30 8053348 Seal (D=70 mm) 2
18 30 7525607 Hexagon nut (M8) 6
07 11 9904024 Hexagon nut (M8-ZNS3) 4


Additionally, other small parts that are not specified above, such as one-time use screws, nuts and seals, which must be replaced according to the ISTA repair instructions/ETK, must be selected from the Electronic Parts Catalogue according to the respective vehicle type.   Invoice these items under the special Defect Code for this repair.


Do Not scrap any fuel tanks that needed to be replaced for this recall.   Your center will be contacted with specific instructions/shipping information to return the part for analysis.


Part Retention


The parts replaced to perform and submit for this Recall repair procedure are the property of BMW NA.


Used fuel tanks are classified as dangerous goods (DG) by the Department of Transportation (DOT), used fuel tanks require special preparation, packing and labeling for transport.


Your center is responsible for following all rules and regulations that apply to the proper documentation and shipping of dangerous goods (DG).


Your center can use the Labelmaster® Dangerous Goods Information System (DGIS) for proper shipping procedures and guidelines (additional information for the DGIS can be found in SI B01 22 16).


Any return requested Recall parts that are not received by the WPRC within 60 days of the claim credit date may be subject to debit.


Attachment to B16 01 21
March 2021


To:  All Center Operators, Sales Managers, Service Manager, Parts Manager and Warranty Processor

RE: Recall 21V-199: Fuel Tank – B16 01 21

BMW AG has issued a Delivery Stop (effective March 12, 2021) on a small number of Model Year 2021 BMW vehicles that were produced on March 3, 2021.  As of March 18, 2021, this delivery stop has been upgraded to a safety recall.

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.

Attachment to B16 01 21
March 2021

Safety Recall
Fuel Tank
Model Year 2021
Issue Date:  03/18/2021


Q1. Which BMW models in the US are potentially affected by this Safety Recall?

A small number of Model Year 2021 BMW X3 / X3M SAV and X4 SAC 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 lead 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 are contacted by 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.  If this issue occurs, carefully move away from traffic and pull over to a safe location as soon as possible.  If it is safe to do so, all occupants should carefully exit the vehicle and move to a safe location away from traffic.  Do not continue to drive the vehicle.  Contact BMW Roadside Assistance at 1-800-332-4269 immediately to have your vehicle brought to the nearest authorized BMW center.


Q6. How did BMW become aware of the issue?

BMW became aware of the issue through its quality control procedures.


Q7. How will I be informed of this Safety Recall?

Owners of potentially affected vehicles are being contacted by phone and if necessary, letters will be mailed to them, advising them of this Safety Recall and requesting them to schedule an appointment with an authorized BMW center to have the remedy performed.    Alternate transportation will be accommodated.  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.




2 Affected Products


BMW X3 2021
BMW X4 2021


8 Associated Documents

Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Dealer Message re BMW Recall 21V-xxx: Fuel Tank (Delivery Stop 3/12/21)

RCMN-21V199-7708.pdf 142.371KB



Recall 573 Report

RCLRPT-21V199-9170.PDF 215.393KB



Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-21V199-4590.PDF 215.376KB



Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-21V199-8984.pdf 645.636KB



Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-21V199-6300.pdf 192.179KB



Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-21V199-2650.pdf 192.6KB



Recall 573 Report- Amendment 2

RCLRPT-21V199-7787.PDF 215.438KB



Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2021-2

RCLQRT-21V199-2899.PDF 211.135KB



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