BMW 528I 2010: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CRANKCASE (PCV)

Make : BMW Model : 528I Year : 2010
Build Dates : 2006-02-16 - 2011-08-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 17V683000
Date Owner's Notified: 2018-06-18 Date Received by ODI: 2017-10-30 Date Added to Database: 2017-10-30
Manufacturers Involved: BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
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Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CRANKCASE (PCV)
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 740561
Summary:
      BMW of North America, LLC "BMW" is recalling certain 2008-2011 128i and 2007-2011 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 525i, 525xi, 528i, 528xi, 530i, 530xi, X3 3.0si, X3 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive30i, Z4 3.0i, Z4 3.0si and Z4 sDrive30i vehicles. The heater for the positive crankcase ventilation "PCV" valve may short circuit.
Consequence:
      An electrical short can cause the parts within the PCV valve to melt, increasing the risk of a fire, even when the vehicle is not in use.
Remedy:
      BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the PCV valve heater, free of charge. Interim letters were mailed on November 27, 2017. Owners will receive a second notification by the end of October 2018. 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.