The German automaker said a bolt on the cover of the engine’s timing system
could break and cause oil to leak, which leads to other problems, including engine failure.
The announcement was made by BMW March 14 via a post on a service in China similar to Twitter
, minus the number of vehicles in question. The vehicles in question were produced in China, however, the automaker now thinks the defect
may stem from other countries as well. The vehicles are made in partnership with Brilliance China Automotive Holdings. A spokesperson for BMW said the issue was minor
and not a mandatory recall of global proportions.
The inspection came at the suggestion of China’s general administration regulator. No accidents
due to the defect have been reported. In June, as the inspections begin, BMW is estimating owners will have no more than a four-hour wait for their vehicles to leave the garage
. Replacement parts will be free.
Hopefully none of the time BMW owners have their cars in a garage should effect any customization they've done to their cars with parts purchased through Xenon HIDs
Past recalls for series BMWs include a cable that led to stalling, defective
airbags, faulty power brakes and taillight issues.