Major recall for 2012-14 F30 BMW 3 Series with N20/N26 for dangerous loss of braking

wt_know

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how come f10 520i is not listed, left out by mistake?
528i and 520i should be using the same brake configuration

any bros got contacted by PML?

http://www.bimmerfest.com/news/724599/bmw-recalls-x1-x5-z4-3-5-series-with-n20-n26-engine/

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Delivery of N20 and N26 powered vehicles stopped as a result of power brake assist problem

On September 26th, BMW of North America announced to NHTSA its intention to conduct a voluntary Recall on certain 2012-2014 model year BMW 3 Series, 5 Series, X1, X3 and Z4 models equipped with the N20 or N26 engine, produced from May 2012 to August 2013.

Affected vehicles in dealer inventories will not be sold or delivered to customers until the recall repair has been performed. Vehicles at BMW vehicle delivery centers will be corrected before shipment to dealerships.

The Problem:
The oil supply from the intake camshaft to the brake vacuum pump can become restricted. If this happens the brake vacuum pump could fail due to lack of lubrication, resulting in a loss of power brake assist.

The hydraulic brakes will still function to stop the vehicle but without power assist. Without assist the driver will need to apply much greater pedal pressure to stop the vehicle. The distance required to stop the vehicle will increase as most drivers will not be able to apply enough brake pedal pressure.

In the event of a loss of brake power assist pull the emergency brake and apply as much brake pedal pressure as possible. If your BMW has an electronic parking brake pull up and hold the switch to engage the brake.

Move away from traffic and park in a safe location as soon as possible. Contact BMW Roadside Assistance and have your vehicle taken to the nearest BMW dealer.

Solution and Repair
A repair solution for vehicles already on the road is under development and not available at this time. Existing owners will be notified of the recall in November by letter and again in December by letter when parts are available. Wait to receive your notification letter before contacting your dealership for service. The repair letter will be sent when the dealership has the necessary parts, tools and procedures to preform the repair.

The solution involves inserting a locking ring onto the camshaft so the oil supply to the brake assist vacuum pump is not impaired. The repair will take approximately two hours but can vary depending on your BMW dealers schedule. The repair will be preformed free of charge.

Affected Models

2012-14 320i/328i, 320i/328i xDrive Sedan manufactured between May 2012 – August 2013
2014 328i xDrive Sports Wagon manufactured between March 2013 – May 2013
2012-13 528i, 528i xDrive Sedan manufactured between June 2012 – June 2013
2013-14 X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i manufactured between June 2012 – June 2013
2013-14 X3 xDrive28i manufactured between June 2012 – August 2013
2012-14 Z4 sDrive28i manufactured between June 2012 – June 2013

Models not list are not affected due to different lubrication and vacuum pump designs.
 
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Re: Major recall for 2012-14 F30 BMW 3 Series with N20/N26 for dangerous loss of brak

PML got say anthing ?

PI unit go where ?
 
Re: Major recall for 2012-14 F30 BMW 3 Series with N20/N26 for dangerous loss of brak

Red_Bean_Bun;1037882 said:
PML got say anthing ?

PI unit go where ?

Used Import as well.....











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Re: Major recall for 2012-14 F30 BMW 3 Series with N20/N26 for dangerous loss of brak

This is north america... where the vehicles may be made in usa plants, not germany. Singapore bmws are from germany mainly.
 
Re: Major recall for 2012-14 F30 BMW 3 Series with N20/N26 for dangerous loss of brak

these recalls are for xDrive models as well. i believe most of SG's sedans are sDrive
 
Re: Major recall for 2012-14 F30 BMW 3 Series with N20/N26 for dangerous loss of brak

I think they know you guys lup BBK anyways, so no issues with braking.
 
Re: Major recall for 2012-14 F30 BMW 3 Series with N20/N26 for dangerous loss of brak

most F30 owner on mod M PERF BBKs is the Best BBKs should be not affected...........
 
Re: Major recall for 2012-14 F30 BMW 3 Series with N20/N26 for dangerous loss of brak

My from South Africa... Will affected?
 
Re: Major recall for 2012-14 F30 BMW 3 Series with N20/N26 for dangerous loss of brak

Meek;1037887 said:
This is north america... where the vehicles may be made in usa plants, not germany. Singapore bmws are from germany mainly.

Not true... South Africa probably and Thailand for at least earlier generations of 3 Series sedans.
 
Re: Major recall for 2012-14 F30 BMW 3 Series with N20/N26 for dangerous loss of brak

Oilman;1071102 said:
Not true... South Africa probably and Thailand for at least earlier generations of 3 Series sedans.

Thailand E90 3er comes singapore ?
Any evidence ?
 
Re: Major recall for 2012-14 F30 BMW 3 Series with N20/N26 for dangerous loss of brak

Dunno about E90.

E46 sedans were made in Thailand, even though the coupes and cabs were from Germany. My point is: there's no reason for BMW to ship bread-and-butter models from such a long way.
 
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