BMW M5 Tires,sidewall Recall | Jan 04, 2001

2001 BMW M5 Tires,sidewall Recall | Jan 04, 2001

Vehicle Description: Passenger Vehicles Equipped With 18-inch Tires. (18-inch Tires Are Standard Equipment On The M5 And Optional Equipment On The 7-series Models). The Machine Used To Mount And Inflate The Tires On The Wheels At The Assembly Plant May Have Damaged The Sidewall Of One Or More Tires. The Damaged Area Could Weaken To The Point Where A Sudden Loss Of Air From The Tire Could Occur.

Handling And Control Would Be Drastically Affected Increasing The Risk Of A Crash.

Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: Dealers Will Inspect The Tires And If Damage From The Mounting Machine Is Found, The Tire Will Be Replaced. Owner Notification Began March 10, 2001. Owners Who Take Their Vehicles To An Authorized Dealer On An Agreed Upon Service Date And Do Not Receive The Free Remedy Within A Reasonable Time Should Contact Bmw At 1-800-831-1117.

Also Contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Auto Safety Hotline At 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

This recall was issued on Jan 04, 2001 for 2001 BMW M5, manufactured by BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE, in response to Tires,sidewall problems.