BMW has announced that it will be recalling select 2008-2010 528i, 535i, 550i, and M5 models with a manufacturing date between March 1, 2007 and December 31, 2009. Around 134,100 vehicles have been affected by this recall. The taillight electrical contact point may be causing damage to the ground terminal and housing for the connector.
If left untreated, one or more of the rear lamp functions, including turn signals, reverse lights, brake lights, or taillights, may permanently or intermittently lose function. This loss of function reduces the ability to warn other drivers of the vehicle’s intentions. For instance, when braking on the freeway, if the brake lights do not go off, the car following may run into the affected vehicle.
The risk of injury and a potential accident increase if not repaired. BMW will begin notifying owners in October, and dealers will replace all affected parts at no cost to the owner. BMW can be contacted by phone at (800) 525-7417 or by email at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline is also available for contact by phone at (888) 327-4236 or online at www.safercar.gov.