BMW of North America LLC is set to recall more than 136,000 vehicles over a possible wiring defect with in-tank fuel pumps that can cause engines to suddenly stall. The recall is expected to begin Dec. 5 and will include a range of BMW X5 models released between 2007 and 2011, several X6 models released between 2006 and 2011 and about 15 other sedan, coupe and convertible models released between 2011 and 2012, all of which are equipped with in-tank fuel pumps that may have “insufficiently crimped wire contacts.” “The loose wires may cause the connector to melt, resulting in a fuel leak,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said. “Additionally, the fuel pump may stop working, possibly causing an engine stall and increase the risk of a crash.”
With the recall, drivers will have their vehicle’s fuel pump replaced free of charge. In an investigation report of the defect, BMW said it had not received any reports and was otherwise unaware of any injuries stemming from the issue.
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