BMW of North America will recall more than 1,500 vehicles containing unreliable fuel gages.
The Westwood, New Jersey-based manufacturer sent a safety recall report to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on July 17, 2018 stating they will recall 1,645 2018 BMW M5 vehicles built between Jan. 16 and June 26, 2018.
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BMW states the affected vehicles have fuel level sensors that cannot accurately display the actual available fuel level in the fuel tank.
The company states in its recall chronology they first learned about the problem on June 26, 2018, following warranty claims regarding unusual fuel gauge readings. Engineers inspected fuel tanks and fuel delivery systems in the affected vehicles and found their fuel level sensors could become stuck on an in-tank fuel line. They determined inadequate installation processes caused the problem. After reviewing assembly records the company decided on July 11, 2018 to conduct a safety recall.
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BMW will notify owners and dealers will secure the in-tank fuel line to keep the fuel line from contacting the fuel level sensor, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 10, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417. Consumers can also visit the NHTSA’s website and enter their VIN to see if their vehicle is included in any recalls.
Your vehicle’s manufacturer is legally required to fix any recalled problems for free. If the dealership refuses to fix the part or tries to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately. The Highway Safety Act of 1970, which created the NHTSA, requires car manufacturers to pay for the recall and replacement of a defective part.
If the manufacturer fails to repair, replace, repurchase, or provide your recalled vehicle’s loss value, they are violating the warranty and a lawyer may be able to assist you. Lemon law attorneys help their clients by dealing directly with the manufacturer on the clients’ behalf, working to promptly resolve the issue and get their clients back on the road. Thanks to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, attorneys can seek their fees directly from the manufacturer, meaning a client can obtain legal counsel without having to pay attorneys’ fees directly out of pocket.
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