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BMW Recall Issued for Possible Problem With Bolts on 6-Cylinder Models

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Friday, 11 Apr 2014 04:12 PM

By Ken Mandel

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German carmaker BMW announced a voluntary recall Friday of more than 156,000 vehicles in the U.S. because of a possible issue with bolts in models with six-cylinder engines.

The cars affected include the Series 5 and the Z4 sports cars from model years 2010-2012.

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BMW also recalled 232,000 cars in China for the same reason after it received reports of the bolts holding the variable camshaft timing unit (VANOS) housing loosening and breaking, Reuters reported.

The affected cars are the 2010-12 1 Series, 2010-12 3 Series, 2010-12 5 Series, 2010-12 5 Series Gran Turismo, 2012 6 Series, 2010-12 X3, 2010-12 X5, 2010-12 X6, and 2010-12 Z4.

Owners of the potentially affected vehicles should contact their nearest authorized BMW center immediately if they see warnings like "check engine" or "service engine soon," the company said.

In September, BMW recalled 134,100 5 Series sedans in the U.S. to correct potentially faulty rear lights. Days later, BMW called back another 176,000 vehicles from model years 2012-14 because of an issue with the power brake system.

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BMW's recall is the latest in a wave of automaker recalls. Toyota Motor Corp. announced a 6.39 million-vehicle worldwide recall this week due to steering glitches and other issues. The recall included 27 Toyota models, including the RAV4 and Yaris subcompact.

In February, General Motors Co., expanded an earlier recall to 1.6 million vehicles to repair a condition that could unintentionally switch off the engine and other components including airbags. The company said it was aware of 31 reported incidents, including 13 front-seat fatalities, because of the problem.

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