The 2010 BMW 335d

BMW recalls 24k+ vehicles for emission system failure

BMW has announced that they will recall 24,340 cars and sport utility vehicles in the United States over a concern that the emission control systems may not be calibrated properly – a problem that could cause the service engine soon light to come on due to excessive levels of contaminants being released through the exhaust system from both diesel and gasoline powered vehicles.

This new BMW emission system recall affects 21,600 BMW 3 Series sedans from 2009 through 2011 powered by the diesel engine option along with 2,740 X5 xDrive50i and X6 xDrive50i sport utes from those same model years that are powered by the 4.4L twin turbocharged v8 engines. In these vehicles, there is an intricate system that helps to manage the amount of harmful gases that are releases into the atmosphere and it seems that the control systems in the X5 xDrive50i, X6 xDrive50i and diesel 3 Series sedans may have a component causing these emission levels to be higher than allowed by various state laws. When those emission levels get high enough, the Service Engine Soon light will come on – sending most people to what would normally be a costly trip to the dealership.


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Can you post the recall number(s)? My BMW service dealer states they cannot find it.