Recall: BMW M5, M6 for Oil-Pump Failure
Owners of 2013 models may face a sudden loss of oil pressure, which could cause irreparable engine damage.
The oil pump on the 2013 M5 sedan and 2013 M6 coupe and convertible can suddenly fail due to a broken seal, which could cause immediate and possibly irreparable engine damage. In the U.S., 1,177 cars are affected, of which only 417 have been delivered to owners, according to BMW. An additional 269 are at dealerships, which had been instructed since Friday to not sell or drive the cars. The remaining cars are either at port or on order.
While the recall has not yet been announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, BMW said it notified the agency on Friday. Dealers will begin the recall sometime in October. Affected owners can contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
In March, BMW recalled nearly all previous-generation M5 and M6 models for battery cables that could overheat and lead to fires. The recall involved about 367,000 models in the U.S., including standard 5- and 6-Series models, out of a total 1.3 million vehicles worldwide.
[Source: BMW via Edmunds]
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