BMW announced it will recall 134, 000 5-Series vehicles in the US due to rear lights issue.
The recall was posted today, September 20th, on the NHTSA website and affects the 528i, 550i, 535i and M5 vehicles from the 2008 until 2010 model years. NHTSA said that connections to the lights can be damaged by increased electrical resistance, which can cause the unexpected loss of the backup lights or tail, brake turn-signal.
The agency added that the loss of lights could increase the risk of accidents, although there has not been a single report of any injuries or accidents regarding this issue. The vehicles which have been manufactured from March 1st, 2007 until December 31st, 2009, will offers drivers audible and visual warnings if such a problem would occur.
BMW decided to do the recall as it had antecedents with a similar issue in 2011, when it recalled 241,000 3-Series vehicles to fix the rear light connections. The affected vehicles were from the 2002 to 2005 model years.
This time, owners will be notified beginning with October and dealers will not charge customers for replacing part of the rear lamp connections.