2010, 2011 BMW 5-Series and 5-Series GT recalled to rectify fuel pump sensor error

by Alex

A general flaw in the fuel indication system of the 2011 BMW 5 –Series and 5- Series Gran Turismo models has been noticed wherein the indicated fuel quantity does not match the actual quantity left in the tank. The website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) tells us it is for this reason that BMW is resorting to recall cars of this series for necessary repair.

The defect has been isolated to the fuel sensor placement and the high possibility of it getting wedged to the tank side walls. In such a scenario there would be erroneous indication of fuel left in the tank. With the indicator indicating more fuel in the tank this could lead to the car stalling suddenly due the tank being drained of fuel thereby leading to a crash. This is the issue as pointed out by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Vehicles manufactured between 12 January 2010 to 01 July 2010 are the effected ones and there are 6,080 units of these. The recall schedule and letters to individual customers would soon be finalized by BMW.

There is a similarity in case for calls between the BMW and the Jaguars too. They also had to recall more than 5,000 of their 2010 and 2011 models. The reason behind it was discovery of the 5.8 liter V8 engine fitted on the cars had the chance of stalling without any warning. The defect in that case was isolated to the defective fuel pump or fuel relay system.

Source: motorauthority

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