BMW 335D 2011: POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINT

Make : BMW Model : 335D Year : 2011
Build Dates : 2011-01-31 - 2011-04-29
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 17V067000
Date Owner's Notified: 2017-04-21 Date Received by ODI: 2017-02-02 Date Added to Database: 2017-02-03
Manufacturers Involved: BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 8752
Summary:
      BMW of North America, LLC "BMW" is recalling certain 2011-2012 135i Coupe, 1 Series M Coupe and 135i Convertible vehicles, 2011 Z4 sDrive 35i, 335i, 335d, 335i Coupe, 335is Coupe, 335i Convertible, 335is Convertible, 535i, 535i xDrive, 535i Gran Turismo and 550i xDrive Gran Turismo vehicles and 2012 740i and 740Li vehicles. The rear driveshaft constant velocity "CV" joint on the affected vehicles may fatigue and break.
Consequence:
      If the CV joint breaks, the vehicle may have a loss of propulsion, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      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 began April 21, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.