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BMW Recalls 136,000 Vehicles Over Fuel Pump Issues

BMW is issuing a recall for about 136,000 vehicles registered in the United States, as an issue with the fuel pump can cause the vehicles to stall. The callback comes after a filing with U.S. safety regulators was submitted.

According to reports from the German carmaker, no injury resulted from the technical problem. BMW does have a global experience with safety recalls, which can be tracked back to 2014. On Oct. 28, the auto-builder sent out a fillng to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, showing that it had already issued recall campaigns in Japan, South Korea and China for the same issue two years ago.

Representatives of the car maker from the United States and Germany declined making any official statements.

The vehicles registered in the United States that are being recalled are manufactured between 2007 and 2011. The filing shows that the following 2007-2011 models are part of the recall batch:

• X5 3.0si
• X5 4.8i
• X5 M
• X5 xDrive30i
• X5 xDrive35i
• X5 xDrive48i
• X5 xDrive50i

From the interval 2008-2011, the following models are on the list:

• X6 x Drive35i
• X6 xDrive50i
• X6 M

The X6 ActiveHybrid vehicles built between 2010 and 2011 are also part of the filing.

BMW counts two 535i models, as well as two 550i models in its recall statement, as follows:

• 535i xDrive Gran Turismo
• 535i Gran Turismo
• 550i xDrive Gran Turismo
• 550i Gran Turismo (2011-2012)

The carmaker also urges owners of the following cars to hit its authorized repair shops as soon as possible:

• 528i
• 535i
• 535i xDrive
• 550i
• 550i xDrive and
• 535i ActiveHybrid (2012)
• 640i Convertible
• 650i Convertible
• 650i xDrive Convertible
• 650i Coupe
• 650i Coupe xDrive

BMW says that both owners and dealers will receive official notification informing them that the replacement fuel pump modules will come free of charge. The recall is scheduled to begin on Dec. 5.

Should you own one of the models listed above, reach out to your BMW customer service for more details at 1-800-525-7417.

Earlier this year, the company also recalled 840,000 vehicles because of defective Takata airbags.

BMW is not the only car manufacturer that sent out a recall filling to the NHTSA in October. Earlier this month, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles issued a recall order for 86,000 of its trucks and police cars circulating in North America. In FCA's case, there a problem with the alternator that may cause it to become a fire hazard.

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