BMW M5 Recall, BMW M6 Recall, Engine Failure Danger

Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     BMW M5     2013
     BMW M6     2013
Manufacturer: BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC Report Receipt Date: SEP 28, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V475000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Potential Number of Units Affected: 696   

2013 BMW M5 Recalled, Stall Danger
 BMW is recalling certain model year 2013 M5, M6 Coupe, and M6 Convertible vehicles, manufactured from July 19, 2012, through September 11, 2012. Due to a manufacturing process error, the tolerance between the engine oil pump's drive shaft and the pump's rotor was not within specification. As a result, the pump's driveshaft could separate from the rotor.

 Separation of the pump's driveshaft from the rotor could lead to a sudden loss of oil pressure causing the possibility of complete engine failure, resulting in an engine stall-like condition, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

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