Drive Shaft Problem Sparks BMW Recall of 2011-2012 Vehicles

BMW has announced a recall of 8,700 older model vehicles because the rear driveshaft constant velocity (CV) joint may fatigue and break. BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear driveshaft CV joint and, based on its production date, will replace it, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 27, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417. The following vehicles are affected:

  • BMW 1 Series M 2011-2012
  • BMW 1351 2011-2012
  • BMW 335D 2011
  • 335I 2011
  • 535I 2011
  • 5351 Grand Torino 2011
  • 550I Grand Torino 2011
  • 740I 2012
  • 740LI 2012
  • Z4 2011