DETROIT: The German carmaker has recalled more than 156,000 cars and SUVs in the US market to improve the engine power issues. BMW is asking owners of various SUVs models like x3, x5 and x6 to return their vehicles for some days to make sure that engines don’t loss power or stall.
Other BMW models in this recall process include 128i, 135i, 328i, 335i, 528i, 535i, 640i and Z4 models. The German automaker says bolts that hold a camshaft housing can loosen and break. That can cause reduced power or stalling, increasing the risk of a crash.
The national Highway traffic Safety Administration says dealers will replace bolts at no cost to owners. The company expects the recall to start in May.
BMW says another 170,000 vehicles from 2010 through 2012 with inline six-cylinder engines will not be recalled, but will receive an extended warranty due to the problem.