Drivers of the vehicles may experience long engine starting times and see their "Service Engine Soon" light turned on. They may also have problems with reduced engine performance while in a Safe Mode and hear a tone as well as see the "Engine Malfunction" light turned on.
Approximately 130,000 vehicles are potentially affected, and about 40,000 of those cars are expected to require a new high pressure fuel pump.
Affected BMW models include:
- MY 2007-2010 335i models
- MY 2008-2010 135i, 535i and X6 xDrive35i Sports Activity Coupes
- MY 2009-2010 Z4 Roadster sDrive35i
In a separate action, BMW also said it will voluntarily recall approximately 20,800 MY 2008 X5 Sports Activity Vehicles equipped with normally-aspirated inline six-cylinder engines to replace the low-pressure fuel pump.
For those cases, the engine will stop running and the driver will lose power assist for the steering and brakes if the fuel pump fails.