A rear light defect has lead BMW to recall more than 134,000 of its 5-Series cars in the United States. The recall was posted Friday on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. It affects the following cars from the 2008 to 2010 model years: 528i, 535i, 550i, and M5. According to the U.S. safety agency, connections to the lights can be damaged by increased electrical resistance. This could in turn cause tail, brake, turn-signal, or backup lights to fail. The failure of these lights could lead to a greater risk of accidents. BMW stated that it currently has no reports of accidents or injuries caused by the light defect.
BMW filed documents with the NHTSA that stated that the affected cars, which were manufactured from March 1, 2007 to December 31, 2009, will provide drivers with both visual and audible warnings if the light fails, and unaffected rear lights will come on to warn drivers located behind affected cars. BMW does not believe that the defect poses an unreasonable safety hazard, but it chose to implement the recall due to a recall for a similar problem in 2011. BMW recalled 241,000 of its 3-Series cars, model years 2002 through 2005, to fix rear light connections in August 2011. Owners affected by this latest recall will begin receiving notifications next month. Customers will be able to go to BMW dealers to replace part of the rear lamp connections for free.
BMW recalls more than 134,000 5-Series cars, www.miamiherald.com September 20, 2013
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