Following an investigative report by Chris Cuomo of ABC News, BMW recalled 130,000 vehicles that may have a defective high-pressure fuel pump. The 2007 to 2010 335i series, 2008 to 2010 135i, 535i, and X6 xDrive35i Sports Activity Coupes and the 2009 to 2010 Z4 Roadster sDrive35i are all affected by the recall. BMW owners have reported that the vehicles shake and vibrate, and can suddenly slow down while in motion. BMW said that the sudden deceleration is caused by the “safe mode,” which kicks in when the high-pressure pump fails.
The investigative report found that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received hundreds of complaints about the problem, but had not taken action. In case you didn’t catch it, here’s Cuomo’s report:
In addition, BMW recalled over 20,000 2008 X5 Sports Activity Vehicles that have low-pressure fuel pumps. According to a statement by BMW, the pump is subjected to increased wear, and could malfunction and cause the engine to stall.
The automaker said that it would send letters to BMW owners of affected vehicles, who could then schedule service appointments.