Bmw Recalls 7-series
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model that have names ending with "50i" and were manufactured between 2008 and 2013. Having the service bulletin number B001314, the recall may take several days for each vehicle involved and could include replacement of the fuel injectors, mass airflow sensors, battery, crankcase vent lines, fuel pressure sensor, the engine s vacuum pump and last, but certainly not least, replacement of the timing chain.
Big, high-end luxury sedans generally appeal to people looking for performance, craftsmanship or an expressive rolling status symbol. In the 2009-2012 BMW 7 Series, owners get all three. The 7 Series may not have the kind of head turning looks found on a Porsche Panamera or Mercedes-Benz S Class, but what it lacks in eye-popping appeal, it more than makes up for in performance and perks. The 750's twin turbocharged V8 engine is simply brilliant, and the long list of electronic driver assists (systems such as Electronic Dampening Control, Dynamic Drive Control and Integral Active Steering), make this one of the most enjoyable full-size luxury sedans from a driver's point of view hands down. As mentioned above, the
The affected vehicles have an electronic key and an electronic connection between the gear shifter and the transmission (shift-by-wire) that automatically shifts the transmission to Park when the driver presses the Start/Stop button to shutdown the engine. If the driver presses the engine Start/Stop button 2 or 3 times within a short time interval, the system may shift the transmission to Neutral rather than Park. If using the electronic key (Comfort Access mode), there would be no protection from the ignition interlock that prevents key removal if the vehicle is not in Park.
The second recall involves about 45,000 2005-2008 model-year 7-series sedans equipped with an electronic key and an electronic connection between the gear shifter and the transmission. This shift-by-wire connection automatically shifts the transmission to the “park” position when the driver turns off the engine. But in certain 7-series vehicles, if the driver pushes the engine start/stop button two or three times within a short period of time, the transmission might shift into neutral instead of park.
BMW will begin notifying customers of the recall next month. Unfortunately, the German automaker will not possess the revised software needed to remedy the problem until March 2013. Meanwhile, owners can call BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or email the company at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com. Concerned BMW 7-Series owners can also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.
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According to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Comfort Access keyless start option on 2005-2008 BMW 7-Series models may select neutral rather than park when the driver presses the start/stop button to shut off the car. The 7-Series is designed to switch to park automatically when shut off, but the flaw can prevent park from being engaged without the driver's knowledge. However, when the start/stop button is pressed multiple times, a service mode that keeps the transmission in neutral is unexpectedly engaged.
. According to the NHTSA, BMW 7-Series vehicles that were built and sold between 2005 and 2008 could be subject to a transmission control issue that is caused by the automobile's keyless ignition system. Apparently the start/stop button can malfunction, causing a vehicle that should be in parked mode to suddenly shift into neutral. This could obviously lead to a vehicle rolling away, which could cause serious property damage or injuries to innocent bystanders if struck by the automobiles. Additionally, anyone who might still be in the vehicle could be hurt as well.