BMW of North America, headquartered in Woodcliff Lake, NJ, publicly announced today a voluntary recall on more than 130,000 vehicles in the United States for emission problems. Specifically, the manufacturer is recalling some model year 2007-2010 BMWs that are equipped with twin-turbo inline six-cylinder engines, which cars feature BMWs High Precision Injection direct fuel injection system.

More than 130,000 BMWs are potentially affected by this recall and approximately 40,000 BMWs are expected to require a replacement of the high pressure fuel pump.

The specific BMWs affected by this recall are the:

• 2007 – 2010 335i models;
• 2008 – 2010 135i, 535i, and X6 xDrive35i Sports Activity Coupes;
• 2009 – 2010 Z4 Roadsters sDrive35i.

Symptoms of a defective fuel injection system include:

• long-crank engine starting times;
• no-start;
• starting then stalling;
• stalling while the engine is running;
• “Service Engine Soon” light;
• reduced engine performance in a Safe Mode accompanied by a tone; and
• illumination of the “Engine Malfunction” light.

In a separate matter, BMW is also recalling approximately 20,800 of its 2008 model year X5 SUVs with inline six-cylinder engines in order to replace the low-pressure fuel pump. BMW said that if the fuel pump should fail, the engine would stop running and the driver would lose power assist for the steering and brakes although both the steering and brakes remain operational.

If you are driving any of the 2007-2010 BMWs vehicles listed above, and have not yet experienced any of the above-mentioned problems, take your car into an authorized BMW dealership as soon as possible in order to address the potential problems.

However, if you have already experienced any of the above-listed problems and you have taken your car into a dealership for one or more repairs, including, but not limited to the replacement of the high pressure or low pressure fuel pump and/or a software update, you may have a lemon and you may be entitled to your money back or a new vehicle.

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