BMW 5 Series Recall

This article is about a new BMW recall affecting more than 134,000 vehicles in the US.

BMW will start its BMW 5 Series recall next month (October) due to faulty ground terminal in the rear light bulb carriers. The problem lies in the fact that taillight electrical contact points may undergo increased resistance thus damaging the ground terminal and housing of the connector. As a result, not only taillights, but also brake lights, reverse lights and turn signals may malfunction resulting in a crash.


BMW models included in the recall are 134,100 model-years 2008-2010 528i, 535i, 550i and M5 cars. The affected vehicles were built between March 1, 2007 and December 31, 2009.


According to the German automaker, there have not been any reported accidents, injuries or fatalities because of the defect. However, the dealers will replace the defective rear light connections at no cost to the owners.


Owners will be notified about the BMW 5 Series recall by mail. Owners of the affected cars may contact the automaker at 800-525-7417 for additional information.

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