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BMW Recalling 150,000 Cars Sold In U.S.

Fuel pump problem plagues turbo models.

by on Oct.26, 2010

The BMW Z4 sDrive35 is one of several turbo models impacted by the recall.

BMW is recalling 150,000 recent models sold in the United States due to the potential failure of their fuel pumps, which could lead to trouble starting an impacted vehicle or reduced performance.

The recall growing reports of problems with some of the maker’s turbocharged products, which an industry analyst describes as “an enormous problem.”

A total of 130,000 BMWs sold from the 2007 through 2010 model-years and equipped with twin-turbo six-cylinder engines are impacted by the recall.  The maker will advise motorists to bring those models to their dealers for inspection.

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BMW expects to ultimately replace the high-pressure fuel pumps in about 40,000 of those vehicles.  Those and some of the other vehicles may also require a software update.

The affected models are the 2007 to 2010 BMW 335i, 2008 to 2010 135i, 535i and X6 xDrive35i models, as well as 2009 and ’10 Z4 sDrive35i roadsters, the maker said in announcing the recall.

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