BMW recalls 132,000 cars for fuel-pump fixesTue, 26 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0700
BMW is recalling about 130,000 cars fitted with its N54 twin-turbo six-cylinder engine to repair a faulty high-pressure fuel pump.
The recall covers the 2007-10 335i; the 2008-10 135i, 535i and X6 xDrive35i, and the 2009-10 Z4 sDrive35i. BMW says about 40,000 of those cars will need a new fuel pump. The remainder will be given a software update.
Problems with the fuel pump can cause long cranking times at engine start and the illumination of the "Service Engine Soon" indicator. Drivers may also notice reduced engine performance if the system moves into safe mode, paired with the "Engine Malfunction" light.
BMW is also recalling about 20,800 copies of the 2008 X5 with the normally aspirated six-cylinder engine to replace the low-pressure fuel pump.
By Izzi Bendall