Only 97 examples are affected.
The most expensive production BMW money can buy these days, the M760Li xDrive, will have to visit the service centers of the Bavarian brand. But why a V12-powered fullsize luxury limousine with a starting price of $153,800 MSRP in the United States will need an inspection?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Academy (NHTSA), “approximately 97 vehicles” of the model “may have been equipped with incorrectly manufactured engine oil cooler lines.” The affected examples were produced between May 10 last year and March 23 this year. And, yes, if you’ve bought a brand new M760Li last month in America, most likely, it will be recalled.
The NHTSA explains that “during production of the oil cooler lines at the supplier, a crimping at a sleeve of the oil cooler line may not have been sufficiently performed which could cause the connection to loosen during engine operation.” Under certain conditions, “engine oil could leak into the engine compartment, road surface and on the front brake disks, and increase the risk of a crash.”
BMW will inspect the defective oil cooler lines and, if necessary, will replace them free of charge. The automaker states that it “has not received any reports, nor is BMW otherwise aware, of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.”|
The first M Performance 7 Series model in the history of the manufacturer is powered by a 6.6-liter V12 biturbo engine, sending 610 horsepower (448 kilowatts) and 590 pound-feet (800 Newton-meters) of torque to all four wheels through an xDrive AWD system. In this configuration, the luxury sedan needs only 3.7 seconds to reach 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) from a standstill. At standard, the top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph (250 kph), but the optional M Driver’s Package bumps up the limiter to 189 mph (305 kph).
Source: BMW via OMB Control No.: 2127-0004 Part 573 Safety Recall Report 17V-240 The information contained in this report was submitted pursuant to 49 CFR §573 Manufacturer Name : BMW of North America, LLC Submission Date : APR 10, 2017 NHTSA Recall No. : 17V-240 Manufacturer Recall No. : NR Manufacturer Information : Manufacturer Name : BMW of North America, LLC Address : P.O. Box 1227 Westwood NJ 07675-1227 Company phone : 18005257417 Population : Number of potentially involved : 97 Estimated percentage with defect : 1 % Vehicle Information : Vehicle 1 : 2017-2018 BMW M760Li xDrive Vehicle Type : LIGHT VEHICLES Body Style : 4-DOOR Power Train : GAS Descriptive Information : Approximately 97 vehicles may have been equipped with incorrectly manufactured engine oil cooler lines. Production Dates : MAY 10, 2016 - MAR 23, 2017 VIN Range 1 : Begin : NR End : NR Not sequential Description of Defect : Description of the Defect : This safety recall involves the engine oil cooler lines. During production of the oil cooler lines at the supplier, a crimping at a sleeve of the oil cooler line may not have been sufficiently performed which could cause the connection to loosen during engine operation. FMVSS 1 : NR FMVSS 2 : NR Description of the Safety Risk : If the oil cooler line connection loosens during engine operation, engine oil could leak into the engine compartment, road surface and on the front brake disks, and increase the risk of a crash. Description of the Cause : A crimping connection of the engine oil cooler lines was manufactured incorrectly at the supplier. Identification of Any Warning that can Occur : NR Part 573 Safety Recall Report 17V-240 Page 2 The information contained in this report was submitted pursuant to 49 CFR §573 Supplier Identification : Component Manufacturer Name : Cohline GmbH - Automotive Fluid Handling Address : Kasseler Str. 24 Dillenburg FOREIGN STATES 35683 Country : Germany Chronology : On March 27, 2017, BMW received information from the field of a non-US incident involving a loss of engine oil from the oil cooler lines. The report indicated that oil had leaked onto the vehicle’s front left brake assembly. Immediate review of field data suggested that four (4) other non-US incidents existed, but without any leaks onto the brakes. The supplier performed a high-pressure test of its oil cooler line production parts, but no leaks were observed. BMW performed bench testing of a representative front brake assembly. It was noted that brake performance could be affected if a leak resulted in oil contacting the brake assembly. Further reviews and analyses revealed that the crimping connections of the engine oil cooler lines were manufactured inadequately by the supplier. Vehicle manufacturing and supplier production records were examined in order to determine the number, and production dates, of potentially affected vehicles. On April 3, 2017, BMW decided to conduct a voluntary recall. BMW has not received any reports, nor is BMW otherwise aware, of any accidents or injuries related to this issue. Description of Remedy : Description of Remedy Program : The engine oil cooler lines will be inspected and, if necessary, replaced. How Remedy Component Differs from Recalled Component : NR Identify How/When Recall Condition was Corrected in Production : NR Part 573 Safety Recall Report 17V-240 Page 3 The information contained in this report was submitted pursuant to 49 CFR §573 Recall Schedule : Description of Recall Schedule : NR Planned Dealer Notification Date : APR 10, 2017 - NR Planned Owner Notification Date : JUN 01, 2017 - NR * NR - Not Reported NHTSA
Photos: Jake Holmes / Motor1.com