2013 BMW M5 Recalls

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Campaign Number: 

12V475000

Report Date: 

September 28, 2012

Components: 

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Vehicles Affected: 

696

Summary: 

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.

Consequence Summary: 

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.

Corrective Summary: 

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the oil pump, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during October 2012. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.

Manufacture Dates: 

December 31, 1969

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