2012 BMW 3 Recalls

Launch Date 07/12/2018
Recalls Number R/2018/341
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 series X1 X3 X4 X5 X6
EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION MODULE COOLER COULD LEAK
The EGR cooler may leak presenting a fire risk
A visual inspection of the EGR cooler to check for leaks and excessive build-up of deposits. The EGR cooler will be replaced on all affected vehicles
Vehicle Numbers 225449
Manufacturer Ref 0011970400 0011420500
Model 3 SERIES
VIN Start WBA3E120X0F161709
VIN End WBA3E52090K615205
Build Start 09/12/2011
Build End 11/04/2017

Launch Date 07/12/2018
Recalls Number R/2018/341
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 series X1 X3 X4 X5 X6
EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION MODULE COOLER COULD LEAK
The EGR cooler may leak presenting a fire risk
A visual inspection of the EGR cooler to check for leaks and excessive build-up of deposits. The EGR cooler will be replaced on all affected vehicles
Vehicle Numbers 225449
Manufacturer Ref 0011970400 0011420500
Model 3 SERIES
VIN Start WBA3Y32040DZ26301
VIN End WBA3Z92090D862921
Build Start 20/11/2012
Build End 11/04/2017

Launch Date 07/12/2018
Recalls Number R/2018/341
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 series X1 X3 X4 X5 X6
EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION MODULE COOLER COULD LEAK
The EGR cooler may leak presenting a fire risk
A visual inspection of the EGR cooler to check for leaks and excessive build-up of deposits. The EGR cooler will be replaced on all affected vehicles
Vehicle Numbers 225449
Manufacturer Ref 0011970400 0011420500
Model 3 SERIES
VIN Start WBA3L52010F191503
VIN End WBA8J72020K574090
Build Start 03/02/2012
Build End 11/04/2017

Launch Date 07/12/2018
Recalls Number R/2018/341
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 series X1 X3 X4 X5 X6
EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION MODULE COOLER COULD LEAK
The EGR cooler may leak presenting a fire risk
A visual inspection of the EGR cooler to check for leaks and excessive build-up of deposits. The EGR cooler will be replaced on all affected vehicles
Vehicle Numbers 225449
Manufacturer Ref 0011970400 0011420500
Model 3 SERIES
VIN Start WBA3D12000F422669
VIN End WBA8F720X0K821647
Build Start 09/12/2011
Build End 11/04/2017

Launch Date 07/12/2018
Recalls Number R/2018/341
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 series X1 X3 X4 X5 X6
EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION MODULE COOLER COULD LEAK
The EGR cooler may leak presenting a fire risk
A visual inspection of the EGR cooler to check for leaks and excessive build-up of deposits. The EGR cooler will be replaced on all affected vehicles
Vehicle Numbers 225449
Manufacturer Ref 0011970400 0011420500
Model 3 SERIES
VIN Start WBA3K12000F951738
VIN End WBA8L32030K567006
Build Start 03/02/2012
Build End 11/04/2017

Launch Date 07/12/2018
Recalls Number R/2018/341
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 series X1 X3 X4 X5 X6
EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION MODULE COOLER COULD LEAK
The EGR cooler may leak presenting a fire risk
A visual inspection of the EGR cooler to check for leaks and excessive build-up of deposits. The EGR cooler will be replaced on all affected vehicles
Vehicle Numbers 225449
Manufacturer Ref 0011970400 0011420500
Model 3 SERIES
VIN Start WBA3Y12000D981588
VIN End WBA8U120X0BB81865
Build Start 20/11/2012
Build End 11/04/2017

Launch Date 11/12/2012
Recalls Number R/2012/149
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 3 series - E92 GTS
REAR WINDOW MAY DETACH
It is possible side and rear windows made out of Makrolon (Synthetic Polycarbon Laminate) may become loose due to insufficient adhesion fixing them in place. This will result in a visual and audible warning of the issue to vehicle occupants. If these warnings are ignored it is possible a window could detach from the vehicle.
Recall affected vehicles and replace the Makrolon windows with conventional glass windows.
Vehicle Numbers 17
Manufacturer Ref 0051860200
Model 3 SERIES
VIN Start
VIN End
Build Start
Build End

Launch Date 11/12/2012
Recalls Number R/2012/149
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 3 series - E92 GTS
REAR WINDOW MAY DETACH
It is possible side and rear windows made out of Makrolon (Synthetic Polycarbon Laminate) may become loose due to insufficient adhesion fixing them in place. This will result in a visual and audible warning of the issue to vehicle occupants. If these warnings are ignored it is possible a window could detach from the vehicle.
Recall affected vehicles and replace the Makrolon windows with conventional glass windows.
Vehicle Numbers 17
Manufacturer Ref 0051860200
Model 3 SERIES
VIN Start WBAFF42010L297000
VIN End WBAFF420X0L299828
Build Start 01/06/2006
Build End 30/11/2012

Launch Date 11/12/2012
Recalls Number R/2012/149
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 3 series - E92 GTS
REAR WINDOW MAY DETACH
It is possible side and rear windows made out of Makrolon (Synthetic Polycarbon Laminate) may become loose due to insufficient adhesion fixing them in place. This will result in a visual and audible warning of the issue to vehicle occupants. If these warnings are ignored it is possible a window could detach from the vehicle.
Recall affected vehicles and replace the Makrolon windows with conventional glass windows.
Vehicle Numbers 17
Manufacturer Ref 0051860200
Model 3 SERIES
VIN Start WBAFF02080LJ10005
VIN End WBAFF02000LJ14999
Build Start 01/06/2006
Build End 30/11/2012

Launch Date 11/12/2012
Recalls Number R/2012/149
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 3 series - E92 GTS
REAR WINDOW MAY DETACH
It is possible side and rear windows made out of Makrolon (Synthetic Polycarbon Laminate) may become loose due to insufficient adhesion fixing them in place. This will result in a visual and audible warning of the issue to vehicle occupants. If these warnings are ignored it is possible a window could detach from the vehicle.
Recall affected vehicles and replace the Makrolon windows with conventional glass windows.
Vehicle Numbers 17
Manufacturer Ref 0051860200
Model 3 SERIES
VIN Start WBAFF42040LZ97500
VIN End WBAFF42060LZ98499
Build Start 01/06/2006
Build End 30/11/2012

Launch Date 11/12/2012
Recalls Number R/2012/149
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 3 series - E92 GTS
REAR WINDOW MAY DETACH
It is possible side and rear windows made out of Makrolon (Synthetic Polycarbon Laminate) may become loose due to insufficient adhesion fixing them in place. This will result in a visual and audible warning of the issue to vehicle occupants. If these warnings are ignored it is possible a window could detach from the vehicle.
Recall affected vehicles and replace the Makrolon windows with conventional glass windows.
Vehicle Numbers 17
Manufacturer Ref 0051860200
Model 3 SERIES
VIN Start WBAFF42010L172000
VIN End WBAFF42060L181999
Build Start 01/06/2006
Build End 30/11/2012

Launch Date 11/12/2012
Recalls Number R/2012/149
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 3 series - E92 GTS
REAR WINDOW MAY DETACH
It is possible side and rear windows made out of Makrolon (Synthetic Polycarbon Laminate) may become loose due to insufficient adhesion fixing them in place. This will result in a visual and audible warning of the issue to vehicle occupants. If these warnings are ignored it is possible a window could detach from the vehicle.
Recall affected vehicles and replace the Makrolon windows with conventional glass windows.
Vehicle Numbers 17
Manufacturer Ref 0051860200
Model 3 SERIES
VIN Start WBAFF02090L290000
VIN End WBAFF02050L294464
Build Start 01/06/2006
Build End 30/11/2012

Launch Date 11/12/2012
Recalls Number R/2012/149
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 3 series - E92 GTS
REAR WINDOW MAY DETACH
It is possible side and rear windows made out of Makrolon (Synthetic Polycarbon Laminate) may become loose due to insufficient adhesion fixing them in place. This will result in a visual and audible warning of the issue to vehicle occupants. If these warnings are ignored it is possible a window could detach from the vehicle.
Recall affected vehicles and replace the Makrolon windows with conventional glass windows.
Vehicle Numbers 17
Manufacturer Ref 0051860200
Model 3 SERIES
VIN Start WBAFG62060LL81001
VIN End WBAFG62020KK81299
Build Start 01/06/2006
Build End 30/11/2012

Launch Date 11/12/2012
Recalls Number R/2012/149
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 3 series - E92 GTS
REAR WINDOW MAY DETACH
It is possible side and rear windows made out of Makrolon (Synthetic Polycarbon Laminate) may become loose due to insufficient adhesion fixing them in place. This will result in a visual and audible warning of the issue to vehicle occupants. If these warnings are ignored it is possible a window could detach from the vehicle.
Recall affected vehicles and replace the Makrolon windows with conventional glass windows.
Vehicle Numbers 17
Manufacturer Ref 0051860200
Model 3 SERIES
VIN Start WBAFG02090LK65000
VIN End WBAFG02020LK66327
Build Start 01/06/2006
Build End 30/11/2012

Launch Date 11/12/2012
Recalls Number R/2012/149
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 3 series - E92 GTS
REAR WINDOW MAY DETACH
It is possible side and rear windows made out of Makrolon (Synthetic Polycarbon Laminate) may become loose due to insufficient adhesion fixing them in place. This will result in a visual and audible warning of the issue to vehicle occupants. If these warnings are ignored it is possible a window could detach from the vehicle.
Recall affected vehicles and replace the Makrolon windows with conventional glass windows.
Vehicle Numbers 17
Manufacturer Ref 0051860200
Model 3 SERIES
VIN Start WBAFG62030LL94000
VIN End WBAFG62030LL94191
Build Start 01/06/2006
Build End 30/11/2012

Launch Date 11/12/2012
Recalls Number R/2012/149
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 3 series - E92 GTS
REAR WINDOW MAY DETACH
It is possible side and rear windows made out of Makrolon (Synthetic Polycarbon Laminate) may become loose due to insufficient adhesion fixing them in place. This will result in a visual and audible warning of the issue to vehicle occupants. If these warnings are ignored it is possible a window could detach from the vehicle.
Recall affected vehicles and replace the Makrolon windows with conventional glass windows.
Vehicle Numbers 17
Manufacturer Ref 0051860200
Model 3 SERIES
VIN Start WBAFF42070LZ10012
VIN End WBAFF42060LZ21695
Build Start 01/06/2006
Build End 30/11/2012

Launch Date 11/12/2012
Recalls Number R/2012/149
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 3 series - E92 GTS
REAR WINDOW MAY DETACH
It is possible side and rear windows made out of Makrolon (Synthetic Polycarbon Laminate) may become loose due to insufficient adhesion fixing them in place. This will result in a visual and audible warning of the issue to vehicle occupants. If these warnings are ignored it is possible a window could detach from the vehicle.
Recall affected vehicles and replace the Makrolon windows with conventional glass windows.
Vehicle Numbers 17
Manufacturer Ref 0051860200
Model 3 SERIES
VIN Start WBAFG02030LJ67502
VIN End WBAFG02060LJ69499
Build Start 01/06/2006
Build End 30/11/2012

Launch Date 11/12/2012
Recalls Number R/2012/149
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 3 series - E92 GTS
REAR WINDOW MAY DETACH
It is possible side and rear windows made out of Makrolon (Synthetic Polycarbon Laminate) may become loose due to insufficient adhesion fixing them in place. This will result in a visual and audible warning of the issue to vehicle occupants. If these warnings are ignored it is possible a window could detach from the vehicle.
Recall affected vehicles and replace the Makrolon windows with conventional glass windows.
Vehicle Numbers 17
Manufacturer Ref 0051860200
Model 3 SERIES
VIN Start WBAFG62010LG22000
VIN End WBAFG62050LG22999
Build Start 01/06/2006
Build End 30/11/2012

Launch Date 21/12/2016
Recalls Number R/2016/300
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 1 2 3 4 X3 X5 & X6
POWER STEERING MAY NOT PERFORM CORRECTLY
The electrical contact of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) of the Electric Power Steering (EPS) is not sufficiently robust over the service life of the vehicle. As a result the power steering support may fail possibly leading to disconcerting driving situation for the driver. Additionally in a few cases a localised thermal event cannot be excluded.
Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected and replace the steering gear (EPS).
Vehicle Numbers 41
Manufacturer Ref 003245200
Model 3 SERIES
VIN Start WBA3D32000F285681
VIN End WBA3C32010F897424
Build Start 19/09/2011
Build End 08/12/2015

Launch Date 30/07/2012
Recalls Number R/2012/081
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 1 series 3 series X1 & Z4
EPS MAY NOT PERFORM AS SPECIFIED
Due to a component in the integrated control module not being to specification it is possible power steering assistance may fail. If this happens the EPS warning lamp will illuminate and a check control message will appear on the dashboard display. Directional control will be maintained albeit with additional driver input.
Recall vehicles likely to be affected to replace the steering box.
Vehicle Numbers 701
Manufacturer Ref 0032090200
Model 3 SERIES
VIN Start WBAUY12020F210543
VIN End WBAUY12070F210571
Build Start
Build End

Launch Date 04/04/2013
Recalls Number R/2013/024
Make BMW
Recalls Model Information 1 series 3 series X1 and Z4
ENGINE MAY CUT OUT
It is possible that the connection between the B+ cable and the Power Distribution Box can become damaged by wear and heat which is caused by high current flow and high contact resistance. Normally this will result in a non-start situation after parking the vehicle. However it is possible that this could in extreme cases occur whilst the vehicle is in motion. The driver should be make aware of the issue by flickering of the instrument cluster (dash) or an engine mis-fire; but if the driver does not then the engine could cut-out without warning.
Recall all affected vehicles and replace the cable/connection with a more robust item.
Vehicle Numbers 36
Manufacturer Ref 0061760300
Model 3 SERIES
VIN Start WBADV3101OE593919
VIN End WBAWL735X7PX46374
Build Start
Build End

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