2010 2011 BMW 5 Series Forum F10
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
 

2010 2011 BMW 5 Series Forum F10 BMW 5-Series (F10) Forums General 5-Series Sedan and Wagon (F10 / F11) Forum Updated: F10 5-series Fuel Sensor Recall (6,400 units recalled in US)
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-22-2010, 07:51 PM   #1
shabang
E90 Monaco Blue w/ Lemon Interior
 
Drives: F10 BMW 535i
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Richmond Hill

Posts: 10
iTrader: (0)

Exclamation Updated: F10 5-series Fuel Sensor Recall (6,400 units recalled in US)

UPDATE 7/28/10

Quote:
BMW is recalling around 12,400 2011 BMW 5-Series sedans in the United States and China to fix a fuel-level sensor, the same issue that it recently recalled the BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo for. BMW is recalling 6,400 units of the new 5-Series in the United States and 5,000 to 6,000 units in China. Spokesman Frank Strebe said that replacing a part of the fuel tank sensor will take about half a day.

Strebe said that there have been 10 reported incidents in the United States. NHTSA says the vehicles were built from Jan. 12 to July 1.



Got a call from my dealership that there is recall for the fuel sensor and I need to bring my F10 in. Apparently the car may show that you still have fuel even though your tank is empty. With the pulling to the right and this new issue, been in service 3 times in one month. Potential buyer beware!

EDIT:
Quote:
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V331000

Summary:
BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN 2010 AND 2011 5-SERIES AND 5-SERIES GRAN TURISMO PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 12 THROUGH JULY 1, 2010. THE VEHICLE’S FUEL LEVEL SENSOR WITHIN THE FUEL TANK CAN BECOME WEDGED AGAINST THE TANK.

Consequence:
IF THIS OCCURS, THE FUEL GAUGE IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER WOULD DISPLAY A LARGER AMOUNT OF FUEL THAN WAS ACTUALLY IN THE TANK. AS A RESULT, IF THE TANK BECAME EMPTY, THE VEHICLE COULD STALL INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy:
BMW HAS NOT YET PROVIDED THE AGENCY WITH A REMEDY PLAN AND NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-525-7417.

Notes:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
__________________
F10 Alpine White, Cinnamon Brown Interior, Executive Package.
shabang is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      07-22-2010, 08:23 PM   #2
Sealobo
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: .
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: .

Posts: 300
iTrader: (0)

unlucky you...
Sealobo is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      07-22-2010, 08:28 PM   #3
tk005x
Private
 
Drives: F10 535i
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NJ

Posts: 86
iTrader: (0)

Does this apply to all F10 models?
tk005x is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-22-2010, 09:31 PM   #4
scottz5
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 13 F10 535xi & 11.75 E93 M3
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Earth

Posts: 1,721
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by tk005x View Post
Does this apply to all F10 models?
I beleive so, I am not 100%. My car was held for the part which takes one hour to install.

My car does not pull to the right at all. Maybe they have a software update? My car got to the dealer yesterday and it's about 1hr from the vpc. 7/21/10
__________________
13 F10 535xi JB/B working on it
11.75 E93 M3 MR/Black Stock (wifey)
11 F10 535i AW/CB Mods Gone
scottz5 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-22-2010, 09:35 PM   #5
MojoeF10
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: 2011 535i
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Florida

Posts: 38
iTrader: (0)

I've always told myself I would never buy a car in the first year of a redesign...but I just couldn't resist this time around. I'm sure all of these bugs will be worked out soon, but it is rather annoying.

Thanks for the heads up on the fuel sensor.
MojoeF10 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-22-2010, 11:01 PM   #6
gatoman39
Major
 
gatoman39's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E92 335 M-Sport
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: LA

Posts: 1,347
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by MojoeF10 View Post
I've always told myself I would never buy a car in the first year of a redesign...but I just couldn't resist this time around. I'm sure all of these bugs will be worked out soon, but it is rather annoying.

Thanks for the heads up on the fuel sensor.
Yes, in a perfect world I could have waited until the second year of production. But fear not, that what the service department is for. Now is the time to bask in the glory that is the novelty of owing an early F10. For soon, your pool man will be driving a CPO F10 and they'll be as ubiquitous in the American landscape as the Honda Accord.
gatoman39 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-22-2010, 11:50 PM   #7
mercury
Private First Class
 
Drives: F10 535i
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: CA

Posts: 140
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2011 BMW 535i  [4.63]
My car is sitting at the port and not sure when it will arrive at the dealer. Dealer says the same thing, part recall fixes being made at the prep center. Guessing it's the same thing. Not an auspicious start to a new car :-)
mercury is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-23-2010, 08:40 AM   #8
MojoeF10
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: 2011 535i
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Florida

Posts: 38
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by gatoman39 View Post
Yes, in a perfect world I could have waited until the second year of production. But fear not, that what the service department is for. Now is the time to bask in the glory that is the novelty of owing an early F10. For soon, your pool man will be driving a CPO F10 and they'll be as ubiquitous in the American landscape as the Honda Accord.
Well said. I still haven't seen another F10 in my area, so I do enjoy the fact that the car stands out from the pack.
MojoeF10 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-23-2010, 09:39 AM   #9
tk005x
Private
 
Drives: F10 535i
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NJ

Posts: 86
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MojoeF10 View Post
Well said. I still haven't seen another F10 in my area, so I do enjoy the fact that the car stands out from the pack.
Yeah, so far have not seen an f10 on the road since its release in June.
tk005x is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-23-2010, 12:00 PM   #10
scottz5
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 13 F10 535xi & 11.75 E93 M3
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Earth

Posts: 1,721
iTrader: (0)

I have seen one.

Pool guy CPO that was funny!
__________________
13 F10 535xi JB/B working on it
11.75 E93 M3 MR/Black Stock (wifey)
11 F10 535i AW/CB Mods Gone
scottz5 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-23-2010, 03:26 PM   #11
gatoman39
Major
 
gatoman39's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E92 335 M-Sport
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: LA

Posts: 1,347
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by shabang View Post
Got a call from my dealership that there is recall for the fuel sensor and I need to bring my F10 in. Apparently the car may show that you still have fuel even though your tank is empty. With the pulling to the right and this new issue, been in service 3 times in one month. Potential buyer beware!
I checked with my dealer about the Fuel Sensor, here is email:

Me: "My friend got a call from a dealership that there is recall for the fuel sensor and he needs to bring in his 2011 535i. Apparently the car may show that you still have fuel even though your tank is empty. Do you know anything about this?"

BMW: "I have checked your vehicle’s VIN# and could not find any recall information for it. Your vehicle may have a different production date than your friends vehicle. You will be notified if a recall is launched for your car. "
gatoman39 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-23-2010, 07:21 PM   #12
Jason
Administrator
 
Jason's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA

Posts: 16,448
iTrader: (0)

This was just posted on Carscoop:
Quote:
If your BMW 5-Series GT has covered several hundred miles since you last filled up and the fuel gauge needle hasn't moved a bit from 'Full', it isn't because of your eco-driving skills nor the car's extreme fuel efficiency. More than 6,000 owners of certain 2010 and 2011 model year BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo fastbacks manufactured from January 12 through July 1, 2010, are being cautioned by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about a problem concerning their car's fuel gauge.

According to the release on NHSTA's website, the 5-Series Gran Turismo's fuel level sensor within the fuel tank can become wedged against the tank. If this occurs, then the fuel gauge in the instrument cluster will display a larger amount of fuel than what's actually in the tank.

The German automaker has not yet provided details on the fix nor a notification schedule on the recall. Concerned owners of the affected models can contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.
So it looks like GT's have the issue, so this may be the same issue that some of our F10 owners are hearing about?
__________________
Check on the Latest BMW News
Become a fan of Bimmerpost Facebook
Follow us on Bimmerpost Twitter
Subscribe to Bimmerpost Youtube Channel

Jason is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-24-2010, 12:45 PM   #13
buckeyesi
Private
 
buckeyesi's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 Alpine White M3 Coupe
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Chicago, IL

Posts: 62
iTrader: (1)

My friend's 2009 Nissan Rogue got recalled for the exact same thing. Seems like bug that's going around.
__________________
Traded - 2008 e90 335i Montego Blue/Blk 6MT - PCD 11/15/07
7/25/08 - Delivered: 2008 e92 M3 AW/FR 6MT PP TP EPS 19" WHEELS iPOD/USB HEATED SEATS
2011 X3 xDrive35i AW Black Nevada SAP PP TP DHP CP Heated Front Seats Premium Sound Smart Phone Integration 309 Wheels
buckeyesi is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-24-2010, 01:31 PM   #14
kinan_sleiman2006
Lieutenant
 
kinan_sleiman2006's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW X3
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Syria-Tartous-Banias-po box299

Posts: 572
iTrader: (0)

that"s sad
kinan_sleiman2006 is offline   Syria
0
Reply With Quote
      07-24-2010, 01:48 PM   #15
npd2983
Private
 
Drives: '10 128i MT; '09 335d
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Birmingham, Ala.

Posts: 98
iTrader: (0)

All the 5series Gran Turismos should be recalled on account of excessive UGLY. The current GT owners should receive the elegant and beautiful 5 wagon/estate as a replacement.

Sorry I couldn't help being cheeky on this one.

Cheers!
npd2983 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-24-2010, 01:52 PM   #16
yeefoo335
Private
 
Drives: 335i
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Los Angeles

Posts: 98
iTrader: (1)

So sad...get it right BMW!!!
yeefoo335 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-24-2010, 05:12 PM   #17
conradb
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2011 E92 M3 (ZCP/DCT/ZCV)
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: GMT -8

Posts: 432
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by npd2983 View Post
All the 5series Gran Turismos should be recalled on account of excessive UGLY. The current GT owners should receive the elegant and beautiful 5 wagon/estate as a replacement.

Sorry I couldn't help being cheeky on this one.

Cheers!
Someone had to say it
conradb is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-24-2010, 05:29 PM   #18
positiveions
Lieutenant General
 
positiveions's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 MKV JETTA 2.5 & E90 M3 :)
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: La Verne, CA

Posts: 10,439
iTrader: (1)

Send a message via MSN to positiveions Send a message via Yahoo to positiveions
expected outcome. Not surprised; first year bugs are more prevalent. But that shouldn't stop anyone to enjoy their automobiles.
positiveions is offline   Lebanon
0
Reply With Quote
      07-24-2010, 05:58 PM   #19
Imola.ZHP
No car payments...
 
Imola.ZHP's Avatar
 
Drives: 2003 BMW 330i ZHP
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mud Island, TN

Posts: 1,959
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to Imola.ZHP Send a message via MSN to Imola.ZHP Send a message via Yahoo to Imola.ZHP
So sad?

Really?

Every experience I had at the BMW dealership was more than pleasant, usually kinda fun. I had a great service advisor though, so that helped.

Not like the owners will be out of pocket anything, just have to make time to take it in and pick it up. Dealerships should give loaners and the technicians will most likely look over the car while they are doing their work to make sure everything is a-ok. Sounds like a win-win situation to me.

Now if this was the 10th or 11th recall since production started, that would indeed be sad...
__________________

Marcus
-- 330i ZHP
-- Build Date 03/03/03
Imola.ZHP is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-25-2010, 01:55 AM   #20
Jason
Administrator
 
Jason's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA

Posts: 16,448
iTrader: (0)

Please keep the posts on-topic. This is a thread to discuss fuel sensor recalls.
__________________
Check on the Latest BMW News
Become a fan of Bimmerpost Facebook
Follow us on Bimmerpost Twitter
Subscribe to Bimmerpost Youtube Channel

Jason is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-25-2010, 02:42 AM   #21
FrankiE90
Major General
 
FrankiE90's Avatar
 
Drives: Krooked Sk8board
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Pasadena, Ca

Posts: 8,627
iTrader: (11)

Send a message via Skype™ to FrankiE90
so manual and digital fuel readings are inconstant?
or is just the manual readings from the fuel gauge needle?
__________________
FrankiE90 AKA:.[The TANK] *CLICK THE SIG
2011 335 E90 MTECH 6MT • KW V3 • INJEN Intake • Berk 4" DP • Vanguard V2 exhaust • Procede V5 • Stoptech BBK • RPI Scoops • Karbonwerk CSL Trunk • LUX H8 • 19" BBS LM • 18" BBS GT4
FrankiE90 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-25-2010, 06:47 AM   #22
d-rive
the iREAL STIG
 
Drives: BMW X3 3.0d 2007 & 530d 2011
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Europe, Romania

Posts: 182
iTrader: (0)

My F10 3.0d fuel gauge has moved pretty fast, so i have no issue to afraid of )
d-rive is offline   Romania
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:13 PM.




5post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST