BMW Will Recall 151,000 Vehicles to Repair Defects in Fuel Pump

Oct. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Bayerische Motoren Werke AG said it is recalling about 151,000 vehicles in the U.S. for fuel-pump defects that may reduce engine performance or cause a loss of power-assist for the brakes and steering.

BMW, based in Munich, said it will recall about 130,000 vehicles from model years 2007 to 2010. The action covers the 355i, 135i, 535i, X6 xDrive35i Sports Activity Coupes and Z4 Roadsters Drive35i. About 40,000 of the vehicles will need new fuel pumps, BMW said today in an e-mailed statement.

BMW said it also notified the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of a separate recall for about 20,800 model-year 2008 X5 Sports Activity Vehicles to replace low-pressure fuel pumps.

No injuries have been reported, BMW said.

NHTSA this year started investigations into BMW’s Mini Cooper cars and Z4s for unrelated defects that may cause power steering to fail, raising the risk of a crash.

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