BMW’s Recalls Most New M5s Over Faulty Fuel Pumps, Issues Stop-Sale Order

Most of the recall notices we see are, naturally, for mainstream models. This doesn’t mean that rarer, higher-end vehicles are immune. Case in point, BMW’s latest recall.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Bavarian automaker is calling in certain 2018 M5s due to a problem with the fuel pump. If that’s not working, the engine will obviously not fire, thus BMW is recalling 846 units which are affected to address the issue.

Fixing the problem involves updating the software in the engine control unit, which should be simple enough. The process is set to kick off on July 6.

The problem has been isolated to vehicles built from August 21, 2017 (when M5 production commenced) until April 17, 2018. So if you’re lucky enough to have an M5 in your driveway, it’s very likely to belong to the ones included in the recall. In the meantime, BMW has issued a stop-sale order to dealers for those units affected, in parallel to issuing the recall notice.

Along with the M5, BMW has also announced the recall of certain 335d diesel sedans from the 2010-11 model years. The problem here is with the electrical power steering system, which could cause the vehicle to stall. Fixing it will necessitate replacing the positive battery cable connector and securing it better.

All told, this recall is estimated to affect 6,591 vehicles in the United States. So between these two campaigns, we’re only looking at less than 7,500 vehicles.

  • Moveon Libtards

    Wonder why BMWs have horrible resale values?

    They are very unreliable and so expensive to fix.

  • b_digital

    I knew something like this would happen to the new M5’s. BMW has the worst quality of any large scale car manufacturer in the world. I was looking at getting this with the competition package, and will now end up purchasing a Porsche instead.

  • Matthew Boyd

    Is that the same fuel pump used in my 09 335i or my 2011 550i GT? R&D budget must be slim.

  • Dennis James

    This also happened for the N54 and N55 engines shortly after their release. High-pressure direct injection is a bitch…

  • GobbleUp

    And 8 years later, same issue. Pathetic.

  • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

    i swear that stop/start tech is such garbage tech. i pity the owners of the cars they purchasse that has full time stop start…FCA anf some other automaker actually gives u the option to turn it off.

  • pcurve

    HPFP has become such a dirty word, BMW now just calls it “fuel pump”.

  • Bo Hanan

    Thanks BMW M5!

  • Bob

    How many decades have people been making fuel pumps?? Don’t kid yourself…BMW is no longer a “premium brand”. The last one I ditched had a loose drivers seat, electrical/battery issues and finally a bad transfer case. All with less than 45k miles and less than four years old. I feel sorry for the fans that scrimp and save only to be stuck with a German lemon. They used to be such amazing cars.

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