BMW is recalling around 12,400 2011 BMW 5-Series sedans in the United States and China to fix a fuel-level sensor, the same issue that it recently recalled the BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo for. The German automaker is recalling 6,400 units of the new 5-Series in the United States and 5,000 to 6,000 units in China. Spokesman Frank Strebe said that replacing a part of the fuel tank sensor will take about half a day (they better give you a loaner).
As with the 5-Series Gran Turismo the issue occurs when:
“The vehicle”s fuel-level sensor within the fuel tank can become wedges against the tank,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement. “If this occurs, the fuel gauge in the instrument cluster would display a larger amount of fuel than was actually in the tank. As a result, if the tank became empty, the vehicle could stall, increasing the risk of a crash.”
Strebe said that there have been 10 reported incidents in the United States. NHTSA says the vehicles were built from Jan. 12 to July 1.
2011 BMW 5-Series:
– By: Omar Rana
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