Vehicles Affected: Approximately 1,000 model-year 2015 BMW M5 luxury sedans manufactured between Sept. 4 and Dec. 4, 2014; M6 coupes manufactured between Sept. 3 and Dec. 3, 2014; M6 convertibles manufactured between Sept. 8 and Dec. 4, 2014; and M6 Gran Coupes manufactured between Sept. 3 and Dec. 4, 2014
The Problem: The driveshaft may have been inadequately welded during manufacturing and may fracture and fail, causing loss of drive to the rear wheels and a loss of propulsion. Also, if the car is turned off and exited without the parking brake applied, it may roll away. Both conditions increase the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect and replace the driveshaft, as necessary, for free.
What Owners Should Do: BMW will begin notifying owners on Sept. 6. Owners can call the automaker at 800-525-7417 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.
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