Archive for October, 2012

2013 BMW M5, M6 Unfit to Drive: Brand Says

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

BMW just issued a technical service bulletin to all of its dealers that calls for a stoppage of delivery for all 2013 M5, M6 and M6 Convertible vehicles for a problem with the oil pump. 

 

The bulletin says vehicles fitted with an affected pump can unexpectedly lose oil pressure, potentially causing major engine damage. BMW is contacting customers who have already received their new cars and telling them not to drive their vehicles until they have been inspected by a dealer.

Each dealer will be provided with an explanation of the flaw from the company later today.

This will undoubtedly spur an official NHTSA recall sometime in the near future.

BMW M5, M6 Recalled For Oil Pump Failure

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Following a stoppage of deliveryon 2013 M5, M6 and M6 Convertible vehicles, BMWhas now issued an official recall for all three, over oil pump issues.

 

A manufacturing process error at the plant caused the tolerance of the oil pump’s drive shaft and rotor to not meet standard specifications. Because of this, the driveshaft can separate from the rotor, causing complete engine failure.

The recall affects 696 units, and is scheduled to begin this month. For more information, owners can contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.