Recalls

Find the latest 2002 BMW 5 Series recalls as issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Manufacturers.

Dates of Manufacture November 2001
Dates of Manufacture September - October 2001
Models Involved BMW 325i, 330i, 525i, 530i
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V352
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 02V057
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,318
Potential Number of Units Affected 4,672
Remedy Dealers will inspect all five tires for a possible cut in the sidewall, and if a cut is found, the tire will be replaced. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Dec. 10, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
Remedy Dealers will replace both front spring strut upper mounts. The manufacturer reported that owner notification was expected to begin during April 2002. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-331-1117.
Summary During the tire mounting process on certain passenger vehicles (except M5) built with standard (non-sport) suspensions and equipped with Continental ContiTouringContact CH95 EcoPlus tires, size 225/65R16 95H, having DOT codes 4001, 4101, or 4201, the outer sidewall surface of these tires may have been cut by a sharp edge. Operation of the vehicle over a long period of time could lead to a reduction of inflation pressure. Continued driving with low inflation pressure in the tire could ultimately result in damage to the tire, affect vehicle handling and control, and could in some cases result in a vehicle crash.
Summary On these passenger vehicles, the front strut mount thrust bearing was not properly positioned and secured. If the suspension is fully unloaded, the front strut could separate from the upper mount. This could affect vehicle handling and control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dates of Manufacture September - October 2001
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V352
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,318
Remedy Dealers will inspect all five tires for a possible cut in the sidewall, and if a cut is found, the tire will be replaced. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Dec. 10, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
Summary During the tire mounting process on certain passenger vehicles (except M5) built with standard (non-sport) suspensions and equipped with Continental ContiTouringContact CH95 EcoPlus tires, size 225/65R16 95H, having DOT codes 4001, 4101, or 4201, the outer sidewall surface of these tires may have been cut by a sharp edge. Operation of the vehicle over a long period of time could lead to a reduction of inflation pressure. Continued driving with low inflation pressure in the tire could ultimately result in damage to the tire, affect vehicle handling and control, and could in some cases result in a vehicle crash.
Dates of Manufacture November 2001
Dates of Manufacture September - October 2001
Models Involved BMW 325i, 330i, 525i, 530i
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V352
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 02V057
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,318
Potential Number of Units Affected 4,672
Remedy Dealers will inspect all five tires for a possible cut in the sidewall, and if a cut is found, the tire will be replaced. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Dec. 10, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
Remedy Dealers will replace both front spring strut upper mounts. The manufacturer reported that owner notification was expected to begin during April 2002. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-331-1117.
Summary During the tire mounting process on certain passenger vehicles (except M5) built with standard (non-sport) suspensions and equipped with Continental ContiTouringContact CH95 EcoPlus tires, size 225/65R16 95H, having DOT codes 4001, 4101, or 4201, the outer sidewall surface of these tires may have been cut by a sharp edge. Operation of the vehicle over a long period of time could lead to a reduction of inflation pressure. Continued driving with low inflation pressure in the tire could ultimately result in damage to the tire, affect vehicle handling and control, and could in some cases result in a vehicle crash.
Summary On these passenger vehicles, the front strut mount thrust bearing was not properly positioned and secured. If the suspension is fully unloaded, the front strut could separate from the upper mount. This could affect vehicle handling and control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dates of Manufacture September - October 2001
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V352
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,318
Remedy Dealers will inspect all five tires for a possible cut in the sidewall, and if a cut is found, the tire will be replaced. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Dec. 10, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
Summary During the tire mounting process on certain passenger vehicles (except M5) built with standard (non-sport) suspensions and equipped with Continental ContiTouringContact CH95 EcoPlus tires, size 225/65R16 95H, having DOT codes 4001, 4101, or 4201, the outer sidewall surface of these tires may have been cut by a sharp edge. Operation of the vehicle over a long period of time could lead to a reduction of inflation pressure. Continued driving with low inflation pressure in the tire could ultimately result in damage to the tire, affect vehicle handling and control, and could in some cases result in a vehicle crash.
Dates of Manufacture September - October 2001
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V352
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,318
Remedy Dealers will inspect all five tires for a possible cut in the sidewall, and if a cut is found, the tire will be replaced. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Dec. 10, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
Summary During the tire mounting process on certain passenger vehicles (except M5) built with standard (non-sport) suspensions and equipped with Continental ContiTouringContact CH95 EcoPlus tires, size 225/65R16 95H, having DOT codes 4001, 4101, or 4201, the outer sidewall surface of these tires may have been cut by a sharp edge. Operation of the vehicle over a long period of time could lead to a reduction of inflation pressure. Continued driving with low inflation pressure in the tire could ultimately result in damage to the tire, affect vehicle handling and control, and could in some cases result in a vehicle crash.
Dates of Manufacture September - October 2001
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V352
Potential Number of Units Affected 1318
Remedy Dealers will inspect all five tires for a possible cut in the sidewall, and if a cut is found, the tire will be replaced. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Dec. 10, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
Summary During the tire mounting process on certain passenger vehicles (except M5) built with standard (non-sport) suspensions and equipped with Continental ContiTouringContact CH95 EcoPlus tires, size 225/65R16 95H, having DOT codes 4001, 4101, or 4201, the outer sidewall surface of these tires may have been cut by a sharp edge. Operation of the vehicle over a long period of time could lead to a reduction of inflation pressure. Continued driving with low inflation pressure in the tire could ultimately result in damage to the tire, affect vehicle handling and control, and could in some cases result in a vehicle crash.
Dates of Manufacture September - October 2001
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V352
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,318
Remedy Dealers will inspect all five tires for a possible cut in the sidewall, and if a cut is found, the tire will be replaced. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Dec. 10, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
Summary During the tire mounting process on certain passenger vehicles (except M5) built with standard (non-sport) suspensions and equipped with Continental ContiTouringContact CH95 EcoPlus tires, size 225/65R16 95H, having DOT codes 4001, 4101, or 4201, the outer sidewall surface of these tires may have been cut by a sharp edge. Operation of the vehicle over a long period of time could lead to a reduction of inflation pressure. Continued driving with low inflation pressure in the tire could ultimately result in damage to the tire, affect vehicle handling and control, and could in some cases result in a vehicle crash.
Dates of Manufacture September - October 2001
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V352
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,318
Remedy Dealers will inspect all five tires for a possible cut in the sidewall, and if a cut is found, the tire will be replaced. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Dec. 10, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
Summary During the tire mounting process on certain passenger vehicles (except M5) built with standard (non-sport) suspensions and equipped with Continental ContiTouringContact CH95 EcoPlus tires, size 225/65R16 95H, having DOT codes 4001, 4101, or 4201, the outer sidewall surface of these tires may have been cut by a sharp edge. Operation of the vehicle over a long period of time could lead to a reduction of inflation pressure. Continued driving with low inflation pressure in the tire could ultimately result in damage to the tire, affect vehicle handling and control, and could in some cases result in a vehicle crash.
Dates of Manufacture September - October 2001
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V352
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,318
Remedy Dealers will inspect all five tires for a possible cut in the sidewall, and if a cut is found, the tire will be replaced. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Dec. 10, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
Summary During the tire mounting process on certain passenger vehicles (except M5) built with standard (non-sport) suspensions and equipped with Continental ContiTouringContact CH95 EcoPlus tires, size 225/65R16 95H, having DOT codes 4001, 4101, or 4201, the outer sidewall surface of these tires may have been cut by a sharp edge. Operation of the vehicle over a long period of time could lead to a reduction of inflation pressure. Continued driving with low inflation pressure in the tire could ultimately result in damage to the tire, affect vehicle handling and control, and could in some cases result in a vehicle crash.
Dates of Manufacture September - October 2001
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 01V352
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,318
Remedy Dealers will inspect all five tires for a possible cut in the sidewall, and if a cut is found, the tire will be replaced. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Dec. 10, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
Summary During the tire mounting process on certain passenger vehicles (except M5) built with standard (non-sport) suspensions and equipped with Continental ContiTouringContact CH95 EcoPlus tires, size 225/65R16 95H, having DOT codes 4001, 4101, or 4201, the outer sidewall surface of these tires may have been cut by a sharp edge. Operation of the vehicle over a long period of time could lead to a reduction of inflation pressure. Continued driving with low inflation pressure in the tire could ultimately result in damage to the tire, affect vehicle handling and control, and could in some cases result in a vehicle crash.