BMW stops M5 and M6 deliveries, issues recall due to engine oil pump problem

2012 BMW M5 - 15.6.2011
2012 BMW M5 - 15.6.2011

In the United States about 696 units are affected by this recall.

The German automaker BMW has announced a few days ago that they have stopped delivering the M5 and M6 Coupe / Convertible because of an engine oil pump issue. For the exact same reason, they also issued a recall on the models produced from July 2012 until September 2012. The risk has to do with the pump driveshaft that can separate from the pump rotor and in case this happens, the power unit might suffer a sudden loss of oil pressure that could cause significant damage to the engine.

In the United States about 696 units are affected by this recall. Once the car is in the repair shop, BMW’s engineers will replace the engine oil pump, a process that takes about two hours. This repair is going to be made free of charge and it might take longer in some cases depending on the scheduling and processing of the repair center.

It is very important to mention that BMW says that those who own one of these affected cars should not drive the car until the problem is fixed. If the owner of an M5 or M6 does notice a sudden loss of oil pressure, BMW says that the car must be pulled on the side of the road and then the engine has to be stopped.

Source: BMW

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slim slim
Unacceptable in a vehicle that costs over $80k. I think more R&D time shouldve been given before releasing the car to the public. Its 2012 and people still have to say "my Beemer is in the shop". Nice fast and good driving cars, but reliability/durability has obviously been compromised.
Sep 25th, 2012 7:43pm
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Axden Axden
Its better how BMW finds problems with the cars and recalls them to stop more or worst things with the car. Unlike ferrari who seem to make cars and people pay more for them and learn to find a week or two later they are catching on fire then take time to recall them
Sep 25th, 2012 9:16am
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tazcubed tazcubed
While I agree with you for the most part, they certainly abandon owners once the warranty expires! Then again, why doesn't BMW join with many of the other manufacturers over recall standards?
Sep 25th, 2012 5:02pm
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tazcubed tazcubed
BMW doesn't seem to work out all the bugs with their turbocharged engines before production. Seems like they need to do a LOT more engine testing and refinement before putting it out to customers who will end up paying for it once the warranty runs out - this might be "fixed" but bet you these engines will be a problem in the long term. The N54 still has problems even after having many components "re-engineered".
Sep 25th, 2012 4:49am
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This is the second BMW's recall this year. Earlier this year they recalled around 1000 RR Ghosts, some of 760s and some of X6 5.0is but WCF did not report that
Sep 24th, 2012 10:21pm
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smmert smmert
BMW is starting to have problems with their engines. They have also a lot of problems with their N47 (2Ldiesel), broken timing chains because of the oil pumps. I understood that they fixed in 2010. Shame for them.
Sep 24th, 2012 9:40pm
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Recalls happen all the time. Luckily this one is an issue that's not too hard to fix. Other recalls have more major issues especially when it concerns the safety of passengers.
Sep 24th, 2012 7:36pm
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norther norther
so they mean... ALL OF THEM... and the ones that they are still making
Sep 24th, 2012 6:34pm
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Que the Audi fanboys...
Sep 24th, 2012 6:32pm
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rambo_005 rambo_005
Here is one... I have nothing to say?
Sep 24th, 2012 6:36pm
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Ratt Ratt
do you know how stupid that even sounds? But true.
Sep 24th, 2012 7:39pm
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Afrikar Afrikar
BMW M, should have stayed naturally aspirated. Turbo problems with oil pressure probably.
Sep 24th, 2012 6:20pm
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rambo_005 rambo_005
It is to do with the engine oil pump, being turbocharged has nothing to do with the issue. Every engine has an oil pump.
Sep 24th, 2012 6:36pm
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Afrikar Afrikar
Thank you, for being informative, key word "probably" not the reason why. I am no mechanic to know why
Sep 24th, 2012 11:52pm
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