2004 BMW 5 Recalls

Launch Date 01/11/2016
Recalls Number R/2016/252
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 3 (Sedan Touring Coupe Convertible and M3( 5 (Sedan Touring and M5) & X5 (with sport steering wheel)
DRIVERS AIRBAG MAY DEPLOY INCORRECTLY
The driver's air bag inflator may rupture during deployment. Metal shards may pass through the air bag material and cause injury to occupants.
On affected vehicles replace air bag and inflator assemblies.
Vehicle Numbers 218559
Manufacturer Ref 0032260200
Model 5 SERIES
VIN Start WBADL02010GY30982
VIN End WBADS42050BZ43390
Build Start 01/01/2002
Build End 31/08/2006

Launch Date 14/07/2004
Recalls Number R/2004/131
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information X5 5 6 AND 7 SERIES
POSSIBILITY OF INADVERTNENT LOSS OF ENGINE POWER
Due to a hardware fault within the digital engine electronic control unit the possibility exists that the unit could fail completely resulting in loss of engine power.
Recall likely to be affected vehicles and replace the control unit with a quality assured item.
Vehicle Numbers 231
Manufacturer Ref
Model 5 SERIES
VIN Start
VIN End
Build Start 12/05/2004
Build End 06/07/2004

Launch Date 24/05/2012
Recalls Number R/2012/039
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 5-Series 5-Series Touring M5 Saloon M5 Touring 6-Series Coupe 6-Series Convertible M6 Coupe M6 Convertible & Alpina
RISK OF FIRE
The positive battery cable routed from the vehicle battery to the engine bay consists of one cable in the luggage compartment and one cable in the underbody. Both cable are connected by a screw connection and covered by a plastic cover. In single cases the plastic cover may have been fitted incorrectly during the vehicle production. Over time an incorrectly fitted cover could cause the screw connections to come loose leading to an increased resistance also humidity may affect the connection and cause high resistance and drop in current. This can lead to the vehicle not starting and in extreme cases the connection could over heat leading to the possibility of a fire in the luggage area.
The clips on the battery will be checked the cover replaced and sealed.
Vehicle Numbers 128701
Manufacturer Ref 0061560300
Model 5 SERIES
VIN Start
VIN End
Build Start 01/03/2004
Build End 31/05/2010

Launch Date 24/05/2012
Recalls Number R/2012/039
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 5-Series 5-Series Touring M5 Saloon M5 Touring 6-Series Coupe 6-Series Convertible M6 Coupe M6 Convertible & Alpina
RISK OF FIRE
The positive battery cable routed from the vehicle battery to the engine bay consists of one cable in the luggage compartment and one cable in the underbody. Both cable are connected by a screw connection and covered by a plastic cover. In single cases the plastic cover may have been fitted incorrectly during the vehicle production. Over time an incorrectly fitted cover could cause the screw connections to come loose leading to an increased resistance also humidity may affect the connection and cause high resistance and drop in current. This can lead to the vehicle not starting and in extreme cases the connection could over heat leading to the possibility of a fire in the luggage area.
The clips on the battery will be checked the cover replaced and sealed.
Vehicle Numbers 128701
Manufacturer Ref 0061560300
Model 5 SERIES
VIN Start
VIN End
Build Start 01/03/2003
Build End 30/09/2010

Launch Date 27/04/2012
Recalls Number R/2012/049
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 5 Series (GT & Saloon) X5 X6 7 Series 6 Series Convertible (8 & 12 cylinder engines) and Alpina B5 Biturbo
FIRE MAY OCCUR
Some engines are fitted with an additional water pump for the turbo charger. In some circumstances a crack may develop which then leads to melting of the plug connections and the housing. Further heat development may then lead to scorch damage. In exceptional cases such overheating can lead to smouldering of the water pump. If smouldering occurs an engine compartment fire and vehicle fire cannot be excluded.
The water pump will be replaced for a new more robust version.
Vehicle Numbers 21
Manufacturer Ref 0011930200
Model 5 SERIES
VIN Start
VIN End
Build Start
Build End

Launch Date 30/07/99
Recalls Number R/1999/059
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 535i 735i and 740i
POSSIBILITY THAT GEARBOX MAY LOCK UP
Possibility that the automatic transmission may lock up at speeds below 15mph.
Recall affected vehicles and fit a new quality assured gearbox.
Vehicle Numbers 12
Manufacturer Ref
Model 5 SERIES
VIN Start To be advised
VIN End
Build Start
Build End

Launch Date 15/07/2008
Recalls Number R/2008/100
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 5 6 & 7 series -
REAR AXLE CARRIER MAY FAIL
It has been identified that defects in a material joint may have resulted during the heat treatment of individual components of the rear axle carrier. This may result in failure of the holders of the links and struts even under normal driving conditions. Should the holder of a link fail whilst the vehicle is in motion the handling characteristics of the vehicle would undergo an unexpected change which could result in an accident.
Recalled vehicles will be checked and if necessary fitted with a quality assured rear axle carrier.
Vehicle Numbers 665
Manufacturer Ref
Model 5 SERIES
VIN Start
VIN End
Build Start
Build End

Launch Date 06/07/2006
Recalls Number R/2006/119
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 5 6 AND 7 SERIES
REAR SHOCK ABSORBER MOUNTING MAY FAIL
It has been identified that the lower rubber mounting on the metal bush of the rear shock absorbers may fail to meet the quality requirement. Dependant on the mileage and operating conditions the rubber mounting may come completely free from the shock absorber. If this occurs the bodywork would no longer be supported above the wheels causing it to come into contact with the wheel concerned. Should this occur the possibility exists that a critical driving condition might occur or even the risk of an accident.
Recalled vehicles will have the rear shock absorbers checked and replaced if necessary.
Vehicle Numbers 3743
Manufacturer Ref
Model 5 SERIES
VIN Start
VIN End
Build Start
Build End

Launch Date 29/07/2019
Recalls Number R/2019/195
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 5 SERIES SALOON TOURING 6 SERIES COUPE CONVERTIBLE
POSSIBLE CORROSION OF THE BULKHEAD CONNECTOR OF THE POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE
The branch-off point of the main battery cable may corrode
The branch-off point will be checked and reworked appropriately depending on the level of corrosion present
Vehicle Numbers 121849
Manufacturer Ref 0061070500
Model 5 SERIES
VIN Start WBANA72040B177001
VIN End WBANX32040C289010
Build Start 05/02/2002
Build End 27/07/2010

Launch Date 29/07/2019
Recalls Number R/2019/195
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 5 SERIES SALOON TOURING 6 SERIES COUPE CONVERTIBLE
POSSIBLE CORROSION OF THE BULKHEAD CONNECTOR OF THE POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE
The branch-off point of the main battery cable may corrode
The branch-off point will be checked and reworked appropriately depending on the level of corrosion present
Vehicle Numbers 121849
Manufacturer Ref 0061070500
Model 5 SERIES
VIN Start WBANG52020B097005
VIN End WBAPX32040C384899
Build Start 05/02/2002
Build End 27/07/2010

Launch Date 11/11/2010
Recalls Number R/2010/151
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 5 6 & 7 Series
POSSIBLE REDUCTION IN BRAKE SERVO ASSISTANCE
It is possible that engine oil can enter the brake servo via the brake vacuum pump and vacuum hose. If this occurs it could damage the brake servo membrane which may leak so causing a reduction in braking assistance and a requirement to apply increased pedal force to achieve the same braking efficiency.
Recall all affected vehicles for the fitment of a modified servo hose. In addition the checking of the brake servo for contamination and replacement if required.
Vehicle Numbers 10567
Manufacturer Ref 0034940100
Model 5 SERIES
VIN Start
VIN End
Build Start 30/10/2001
Build End 23/11/2009

Launch Date 08/02/2005
Recalls Number R/2005/022
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information E46 E53 E60 E61 E65 SERIES3 5 7 AND X5
THE BEARINGS OF THE FUEL INJECTION PUMP MAY FAIL
The bearings of the high pressure fuel injector pump may fail after a short travelled distance (approximately 3000 to 6000 miles) This leads to a total failure of the engine's fuel supply which results in the engine stalling.
Recall likely to be affected vehicles and replace the fuel injector pump.
Vehicle Numbers 697
Manufacturer Ref
Model 5 SERIES
VIN Start
VIN End
Build Start 30/11/2004
Build End 31/01/2005

Launch Date 23/12/2004
Recalls Number R/2005/001
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 5 & 7 series
FRONT SEAT BACK-REST HEATER MAY OVERHEAT
Mechanical loads exerted on the back-rest heating element of the front seats when persons enter or exit the vehicle may result in damage to the door side contact line in the back-rest padding. In the event that this causes a break of a contact line the damaged area may overheat to unacceptable levels with the heater switched on. It would then not be possible to rule out the risk of minor burns to the occupants clothes and possibly their skin.
Recall affected vehicles and check condition where necessary fit an additional in-line fuse.
Vehicle Numbers 3009
Manufacturer Ref
Model 5 SERIES
VIN Start
VIN End
Build Start 25/09/2002
Build End 09/06/2004

Launch Date 22/03/2004
Recalls Number R/2004/056
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 5 series and 7 series
POSSIBILE FAULT IN THE DSC YAW RATE SENSOR
Due to a possible manufacturing error the damping element of the Directional Stability Control (DSC) yaw rate sensor could be faulty.
Recall the affected vehicles check the batch number and replace if necessary.
Vehicle Numbers 45
Manufacturer Ref
Model 5 SERIES
VIN Start
VIN End
Build Start 25/02/2004
Build End 10/03/2004

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