BMW 550I 2009: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

Make : BMW Model : 550I Year : 2009
Build Dates : 2007-03-01 - 2009-12-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 13V407000
Date Owner's Notified: 2014-01-02 Date Received by ODI: 2013-09-11 Date Added to Database: 2013-09-13
Manufacturers Involved: BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 134100
Summary:
      BMW is recalling certain model year 2008 through 2010 528i, 535i, 550i, and M5 passenger cars manufactured from March 1, 2007, through December 31, 2009. Over time, increased resistance at the taillight electrical contact points may cause damage to the ground terminal and housing of the connector resulting in an intermittent or permanent loss of functionality of one or more rear lamp functions "tail, brake, turn-signal, reverse".
Consequence:
      Intermittent light operation reduces the ability to warn other motorists of the driver's intentions, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear lamp bulb carriers free of charge. Owners may contact BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations"bmwusa.com.
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.