BMW USA has announced a recall for as many as 154,000 vehicles over problems with the cars' fuel pumps, Consumer Affairs reported Friday morning. Cars affected could end up leaking fuel at least and crashing at most. The entire recall will affect 26 different models. Specifically, the cars' loose wiring could melt a connector, forcing fuel to begin leaking, possibly causing the vehicles to stall. That combination could lead to a crash.
The models that were recalled span vehicles manufactured as early as 2007 through as late as 2012.
They are as follows:
BMW X5 3.0si
X5 4.8i, X5 M
X6 x Drive35i
535i xDrive Gran Turismo
535i Gran Turismo
550i xDrive Gran Turismo
550i Gran Turismo
650i xDrive Convertible
650i Coupe xDrive
None of the vehicle models being recalled have resulted in any injury, Reuters reported, as the German automaker made the announcement out of an abundance of caution.
Owners of the car models affected should expect to be contacted by BMW with instructions for how to get a free replacement for the faulty equipment. The recall is scheduled to start Dec. 5.
This was not the first BMW recall this year. In June, the car manufacturer recalled nearly 200,000 X3 and X4 crossover SUVs for problems with the child seat anchors.
In February, 840,000 BMW vehicles were recalled because of implications from the massive Takata airbag recall, from which no deaths involved a BMW.