BMW has recalled over 4000 vehicles across the 1 Series, 3 Series, 5 Series, X3, X5 and Z4 model lines as they could lose power.

“The bolts connecting the variable camshaft timing unit to the engine may break,” the company says in its recall notice.

“This may activate the limp home mode safety feature and potentially cause the engine warning light to illuminate and the vehicle to lose motive power.

“A loss of motive power while driving increases the risk of an accident, causing serious injury or death to vehicle occupants and other road users.”

  • A total of 4205 vehicles are affected from 2009 to 2012
  • The VIN list is attached here
  • The original recall notice is attached here

If you own an affected vehicle, you’ll need to contact BMW Australia’s Recall Hotline on 1800 243 675 or get in touch with an authorised dealer to have the vehicle rectified, free of charge.

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William Stopford

William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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