Recall roundup: BMW models for fuel pump failure image

BMW has announced a new recall which is affecting several of its models because of a potential fuel pump failure.

No less than 18, 054 units of BMW vehicles are being affected by a new recall which has been issued by the North American branch of the company. The affected models are all the hardtop 2-Series, the Gran 3-Series Gran Turismo, the 4-Series Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe, along with the 3-Series ActiveHybrid. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, these cars have improper nickel plating on some parts which may lead to a failure of the fuel pump and a stalling of the engine.

“Improper nickel plating of components within the fuel pump may result in the fuel pump failing. If the fuel pump fails, the vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash”, says the NHTSA in its recall summary of the problem.

The affected models are certain 2014 228i Coupe, M235i Coupe, 320i, 320xi, 328i, 328xi, 335xi, ActiveHybrid 3, 428i Coupe, 428xi Coupe, 435i Coupe, 435xi Coupe, 428i Convertible, 428xi Convertible, 435i Convertible, 328xi GT, 335xi GT, 2015 428i Gran Coupe, 428xi Gran Coupe and 435i Gran Coupe. Owners of these vehicles will be notified by BMW and the carmaker’s dealers will be replacing the fuel pump, free of charge. The recall will begin on the 30th of April, 2015. For any extra details on the topic, owners can contact BMW Customer Service at 1 800 525 7417 or the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1 888 327 4236.