Do you drive a 2010 or 2011 BMW 5 Series or 5 Series GT? If so, you’ll be hearing from BMW in the very near future, as all models of 5 Series cars are being recalled. At issue is a fuel level sensor which can get stuck on the inside of the fuel tank, indicating a higher level of fuel than the car actually has. Drivers can unintentionally run their vehicle out of fuel, increasing the risk of accident, especially in traffic. No accidents have been reported to date.
Motor Authority reports that approximately 6,100 vehicles, having build dates between January 12, 2010 and July 1, 2010, are affected by this recall. BMW has yet to announce recall dates or a specific fix, which will likely involve replacing the fuel tank level sensor. Customers with questions or concerns regarding this recall can contact BMW Customer Service at (800) 831-1117.