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BMW to recall 138,000 vehicles for fuel leakage

by Todd Haselton | October 30, 2016October 30, 2016 6:00 am PST


Yikes, don’t go smoking around your BMW anytime soon. The company is about to recall 138,188 cars, according to CNET’s RoadShow, including vehicles built and sold between 2007 and 2012.

According to Road Show, the BMW models in question, which are listed at the bottom of this post, are prone to fuel leaks. Yeah, the gasoline in your car is prone to spilling out onto the ground, potentially putting you in a very risky situation if you’re around any type of open flame.

BMW cars recalled for fuel leak risk

Word on the street is that some wires can get bent out of shape and ultimately lead to overheating of a connector that’s prone to melting and spilling gasoline. The affected parts were used in all sorts of BMW cars, including cross-overs. Here’s what RoadShow listed:

2007-2011 X5 3.0si, 4.8i, xDrive30i, xDrive35i, xDrive48i, xDrive50i, X5 M

2008-2011 X6 xDrive35i, xDrive50i, X6 M

2010-2011 X6 ActiveHybrid

2010-2011 535i Gran Turismo/xDrive GT, 550i Gran Turismo/xDrive GT

2011-2012 528i, 535i, 535i xDrive, 550i, 550i xDrive

2012 535i ActiveHybrid, 640i Convertible, 650i Convertible, 650i xDrive Convertible, 650i Coupe, 650i Coupe xDrive

Own one? Expect a recall to come December 5. Time to head to the shop, pal.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...