Approximately 44,300 model-year 2013-18 BMW 328d and 328d xDrive sedans, model-year 2014-18 328d Sports Wagons and 328d xDrive Sports Wagons, model-year 2014-16 535d and 535d xDrive sedans, model-year 2015 740Ld xDrive sedans, model-year 2015-17 X3 xDrive28d SUV’s, and model-year 2014-17 X5 xDrive35d SUV’s, all equipped with an exhaust gas recirculation module with an integrated cooler, are being recalled due to an issue with the exhaust recirculation cooler. If the exhaust gas recirculation cooler leaks internally, the coolant can mix with diesel engine soot, which could result in these particles smoldering and melting the intake manifold, increasing the risk of a fire.

BMW will begin notifying owners Dec. 17. Owners can call the automaker at 800-525-7417 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.

To fix the problem, dealers will inspect and replace the exhaust gas recirculation cooler as necessary. If a leak has already occurred, the engine intake manifold will also be replaced.

Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.

Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.