Vehicles Affected: Approximately 8,800 model-year 2011-12 BMW 135i coupes, 1 Series M coupes and 135i convertibles; model-year 2011 Z4 sDrive 35i sports cars, 335i, 335d, 335i coupes, 335is coupes, 335i convertibles, 335is convertibles, 535i, 535i xDrive, 535i Gran Turismo and 550i xDrive Gran Turismo sedans; and model-year 2012 740i and 740Li sedans
The Problem: The rear driveshaft constant velocity joint may fatigue and break, causing a loss of propulsion and increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect the rear driveshaft CV joint and will, based on its production date, replace it for free.
What Owners Should Do: BMW will begin notifying owners March 27. Owners can call the automaker at 800-525-7417, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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