October 24, 2007

Over 2,000 V8-equipped BMWs recalled

Ottawa, Ontario – Transport Canada has issued its latest recalls, which may affect some Mercedes-Benz and BMW vehicles.

2006-2008 BMW 550i
2006-2007 BMW 650i Cabriolet
2006-2007 BMW 650i Coupe
2007 BMW X5

Vehicles affected: 2,148
Certain vehicles equipped with a V8 engine, operated in conditions of below-freezing temperatures combined with low humidity, may suffer an electrostatic discharge at the fuel rails. If this occurs, the engine’s Electronic Control Unit could be affected such that engine stalling could result. Dealers will install two additional ground cables between the fuel rails and the ground connection of the ignition coils.

2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Vehicles affected: 176
On certain vehicles, the rear outboard seatbelt locking mechanism may not perform as designed for use with older non-LATCH child restraints. When using the newer LATCH-equipped restraints, the rear seatbelt is not utilized. Dealers will replace the rear outboard seatbelt assemblies.

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