BMW 540i Exterior Lighting,brake Lights,switch Recall | Feb 17, 2000

2000 BMW 540i Exterior Lighting,brake Lights,switch Recall | Feb 17, 2000

Vehicle Description: Passenger Vehicles. The Brake Lamps In These Vehicles Are Controlled By A Switch Activated By The Movement Of The Brake Pedal. This Switch Could Fail Internally, Causing It To Remain Either In The “brake Lamps Off” Position Or In The “brake Lamps On” Position.

If This Happens, The Brake Lamps Either Will Not Operate Or Will Be Continuously Illuminated, Regardless Of Brake Pedal Position.

Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: Dealers Will Inspect And, If Necessary, Replace The Existing Brake Lamp Switch With An Improved Switch.

Owner Notification Began May 15, 2000.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 Feb 17, 2000 for 2000 BMW 540i, manufactured by BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE, in response to Exterior Lighting,brake Lights,switch problems.

BMW 540i Electrical System,battery,cables Recall | Jan 04, 1999

1999 BMW 540i Electrical System,battery,cables Recall | Jan 04, 1999

Vehicle Description: Passenger Vehicles. The Thickness Of The Main Positive Electrical Cable (generator To Starter) Insulation Is Less Than Specified, Making It Susceptible To Being Abraded Or Cut By The Clip That Secures The Cable To The Generator.

The Cable Insulation Can Be Worn Away, Exposing The Wire. The Wire Could Contact The Clip Or A Short Circuit Could Occur.

Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: Dealers Will Apply A Thickness Of Insulating Tape To The Cable In The Area Of The Clip, And Install A Revised Clip.

Owner Notification Began February 26, 1999.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 1-800-831-0117. 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, 1999 for 1999 BMW 540i, manufactured by BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE, in response to Electrical System,battery,cables problems.

BMW 540i Air Bags,frontal,sensor/control Module Recall | Oct 24, 2003

2003 BMW 540i Air Bags,frontal,sensor/control Module Recall | Oct 24, 2003

On Certain Passenger Vehicles, A Microprocessor In The Air Bag Control Module, Which Activates The Front Air Bags, The Side Air Bags, The Front Seat Safety Belt Pretensioners, And The Battery Safety Terminal, May Have A Malfunction That Could Lead To An Unintended Activation Of One Or More Of These Components.

Unexpected Deployment Of The Air Bag(s) Could Cause Serious Injury If An Occupant Is Too Close To The Deploying Air Bag(s). In Addition, The Battery Safety Terminal May Also Be Activated. If That Happens, The Starter Cable Would Become Disconnected From The Battery, And The Engine Could Not Be Restarted.

Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: Dealers Will Replace The Air Bag Control Module. Owner Notification Began November10, 2003. Owners Should Contact Bmw At 1-800-831-1117.

Customers Can 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 Oct 24, 2003 for 2003 BMW 540i, manufactured by BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE, in response to Air Bags,frontal,sensor/control Module problems.

BMW 540i Engine And Engine Cooling,cooling System,fan Recall | June 21, 2001

2001 BMW 540i Engine And Engine Cooling,cooling System,fan Recall | June 21, 2001

Vehicle Description: Passenger Vehicles. The Engine Auxiliary/cooling Fan Operation, Including Variable Speed, Is Electronically Controlled. Failure Of The Fan Motor Can Cause The Electrical Circuitry Of The Fan Control Unit To Overload And Fail, Causing The Fan To Stop Operating.

If This Were To Occur, Engine Overheating And Subsequent Engine Damage Could Result. In Addition, It Is Possible For The Failure Of The Electrical Circuitry To Cause A Fire In The Fan Control Unit Located In The Front Of The Engine Compartment.

Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: Dealers Will Replace The Fan. Owner Notification Began September 28, 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 June 21, 2001 for 2001 BMW 540i, manufactured by BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE, in response to Engine And Engine Cooling,cooling System,fan problems.

BMW 540i Visibility,power Window Devices And Controls Recall | Jan 27, 1994

1994 BMW 540i Visibility,power Window Devices And Controls Recall | Jan 27, 1994

The Remote Activation Device Can Close Windows And Sunroof From A Distance Greater Than The Maximum (6 Meters) Permitted By Fmvss No.118, “power Operated Window Systems.”

Consequence Of Non-compliance: This Could Allow Windows Or Sunroofs To Be Closed On An Arm Or Neck Of An Individual When The Remote Device Operator Is Not Within The Immediate Vicinity.

Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: Replace The Inside Rear View Mirror Which Has The Activation Receiver With One Whose Receiver Will Control The Door Locking And Theft Alarm, But Will Not Permit Remote Operation Of The Windows And Sunroof.

System: Equipment; Electric Power Accessories; Windows.vehicle Description: Passenger Vehicles Equipped With Remote Activation Devices For Door Locking And Theft Alarm Arming.note: If Your Vehicle Is Presented To An Authorized Dealer On An Agreed Upon Service Date And The Remedy Is Not Provided Within A Reasonable Time And Free Of Charge Or The Remedy Does Not Correct The Defect Or Noncompliance, Please Contact Bmw Service Center At 1-201-573-2100.also, Contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Auto Safety Hotline At 1-800-424-9393.

This recall was issued on Jan 27, 1994 for 1994 BMW 540i, manufactured by BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE, in response to Visibility,power Window Devices And Controls problems.

BMW 540i Service Brakes, Hydraulic,switches,brake Light Recall | July 01, 1996

1996 BMW 540i Service Brakes, Hydraulic,switches,brake Light Recall | July 01, 1996

The Brake Light Switch Can Fail Allowing The Switch To Remain In The “brake Lights Off” Position Or In The “brake Lights On” Position.

If This Happens, The Brake Lights Either Will Not Operate Or Will Be Continuously On, Regardless Of Brake Pedal Position. Following Drivers Would Not Be Able To Determine Whether The Vehicle Is Stopping, Increasing The Potential For A Vehicle Accident.

Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: Dealers Will Replace The Existing Brake Light Switch With A Newly Designed Switch.

System: Brakes; Hydraulic; Switch; Brake Light. Vehicle Description: Passenger Vehicles. Owner Notification: Owner Notification Is Expected To Begin August 5, 1996. Note: 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 1-800-424-9393.

This recall was issued on July 01, 1996 for 1996 BMW 540i, manufactured by BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE, in response to Service Brakes, Hydraulic,switches,brake Light problems.

BMW 540i Engine And Engine Cooling,cooling System,fan Recall | May 16, 2002

2002 BMW 540i Engine And Engine Cooling,cooling System,fan Recall | May 16, 2002

On Certain Passenger Vehicles, The Engine Auxiliary/cooling Fan Operation, Including Variable Speed, Is Electronically Controlled. Failure Of The Fan Motor Can Cause The Electrical Circuitry Of The Fan Control Unit To Overload And Fail, Causing The Fan To Stop Operating.

If This Were To Occur, Engine Overheating And Subsequent Engine Damage Could Result. In Addition, It Is Possible For The Failure Of The Electrical Circuitry To Cause A Fire In The Fan Control Unit Located In The Front Of The Engine Compartment.

Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: Dealers Will Replace The Fan. Owner Notification Began September 28, 2001. This Is A Supplement To A Recall That Began During September 2001 (see Recall Campaign 01v206). 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 May 16, 2002 for 2002 BMW 540i, manufactured by BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE, in response to Engine And Engine Cooling,cooling System,fan problems.

BMW 540i Vehicle Speed Control Recall | Aug 19, 1997

1997 BMW 540i Vehicle Speed Control Recall | Aug 19, 1997

The Cruise Control And Throttle Cables Are Attached To The Same Throttle Valve Actuating Lever At The Throttle Housing. It Is Possible That The Plastic Bushing On Either Cable Could Break Due To Environmental Influences Coupled With Vibration. If The Bushing Breaks, The Outer Cable Housing Can Separate From The Bushing. In This Case, During Application Of The Throttle Pedal Without Cruise Control Being Engaged, The Outer Tube Could Catch On The Edge Of The Broken Bushing.

This Could Cause The Throttle Valve To Remain Partially Open. It His Were To Occur, The Car Might Not Decelerate As Expected Increasing The Risk Of A Vehicle Crash.

Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: Dealers Will Install A Spring Steel Clip On The Outer Tube Of Each Cable In The Area Of The Adjusting Screw And Plastic Bushing. The Clip Is Designed To Prevent The Outer Tube From Dislodging From The Bushing.

Owner Notification Is Expected To Begin By The End Of October 1997. 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 1-800-424-9393.

This recall was issued on Aug 19, 1997 for 1997 BMW 540i, manufactured by BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE, in response to Vehicle Speed Control problems.

BMW 540i Engine And Engine Cooling,cooling System Recall | Aug 04, 1998

1998 BMW 540i Engine And Engine Cooling,cooling System Recall | Aug 04, 1998

Vehicle Description: Passenger Vehicles. A Malfunction Or Failure Of A Coolant System Component, Such As A Thermostat, Water Pump, Or Fan Belt, Can Result In Significantly Increased Coolant Temperature And System Pressure. If The Indications Of A Critical Overheating Condition Is Not Noticed By The Driver, It Is Possible That Damage To, Or Failure Of, A Coolant System Component Could Occur.

If A Crack Were To Form Or A Seam Were To Separate In The Heater Core End Piece, Hot Coolant Could Suddenly Be Expelled, Increasing The Risk Of Personal Injury To A Vehicle Occupant.

Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: Dealers Will Install A New Design Radiator Cap To Control Pressure And Provide Greater Coolant Overflow In The Event Of Overheating.

Owner Notification Began March 31, 1999. 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 Aug 04, 1998 for 1998 BMW 540i, manufactured by BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE, in response to Engine And Engine Cooling,cooling System problems.

BMW 540i Power Train,driveline,differential Unit Recall | June 22, 1998

1998 BMW 540i Power Train,driveline,differential Unit Recall | June 22, 1998

Vehicle Description: Passenger Vehicles. The Differential Pinion Shaft Within The Differential Case Assembly Was Produced Without The Appropriate Surface Hardening. This Can Result In The Shaft Experiencing Premature Wear.

This Condition Will Cause A Noise From The Differential And, Ultimately, Failure Of The Shaft And Loss Of Drive.

Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: Dealers Will Replace The Entire Differential Assembly.

Owner Notification Began December 28, 1998.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 June 22, 1998 for 1998 BMW 540i, manufactured by BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE, in response to Power Train,driveline,differential Unit problems.