BMW is recalling all 5-Series GT models manufactured between January 12 and July 1, 2010 over a faulty fuel level sensor. The details say that the faulty fuel level sensor could indicate incorrect readings. The needle could display a larger amount of fuel than was actually available in the fuel tank. Although that may not sound dangerous, think of a situation where your car stalls in the middle of the motorway, potentially resulting in a crash. Around 6,000 vehicles of the 5-GT are being recalled.
More importantly, we think that Indian cars could also be a part of the recall. The 5-GT was launched at the Auto Expo and subsequently, 100 units of that model were sold in India. We request the Indian owners of the 5-GT to get in touch with BMW dealerships to clarify the issue.
Hit the jump for press release from NHTSA.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V331000
BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN 2010 AND 2011 5-SERIES AND 5-SERIES GRAN TURISMO PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 12 THROUGH JULY 1, 2010. THE VEHICLE’S FUEL LEVEL SENSOR WITHIN THE FUEL TANK CAN BECOME WEDGED AGAINST THE TANK.
IF THIS OCCURS, THE FUEL GAUGE IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER WOULD DISPLAY A LARGER AMOUNT OF FUEL THAN WAS ACTUALLY IN THE TANK. AS A RESULT, IF THE TANK BECAME EMPTY, THE VEHICLE COULD STALL INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
BMW HAS NOT YET PROVIDED THE AGENCY WITH A REMEDY PLAN AND NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-525-7417.
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .