Recall List for the 2004 BMW 525

Official recalls have been issued for the 2004 BMW 525 by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local BMW service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call BMW customer service.

  1. 2004 BMW 525 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN NHTSA Campaign #12E029000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 10, 2012
    • Vehicles Affected: 585

    Summary: This recall involves aftermarket parts sold by Valeo. Valeo is recalling certain engine cooling fans, part numbers 696121, 696273, and 696275, used as service replacement parts for model year 2008-2011 BMW 1-Series, 2006-2011 BMW 3-Series, 2000-2009 BMW 5-Series, 2004-2005 BMW 6-Series, and 2006-2007 BMW 7-Series vehicles. A metal-oxide semiconductor may overheat due to insufficient screwing of the semiconductor on the aluminum heat sink. This primary failure could cause adjacent components on the fan assembly motor circuit board to overheat and short.

    Consequence: This condition could cause the fan motor to become inoperative, or cause the motor circuit board in the assembly to overheat, potentially leading to a fire in the engine compartment.

    Actions: Valeo will notify owners and replace the fans free of charge. The safety recall began on August 22, 2012. This recall is being conducted by Valeo, not by BMW. For further information, owners may contact Valeo at 1-888-718-2536. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #12E029000 »

  2. 2004 BMW 525 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES NHTSA Campaign #12V126000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 26, 2012
    • Vehicles Affected: 367,682

    Summary: BMW is recalling certain model year 2004-2010 5-series, model year 2004-2010 6-series, model year 2006-2010 M5, and model year 2007-2010 M6 vehicles. The insulated bulkhead connector for the positive battery cable may have been incorrectly attached to the trunk floor panel, which can lead to a loosening of the bolt connection. As it loosens, an increase in electrical resistance at this cable connection is possible and could cause the cable connection to overheat.

    Consequence: Overheating could lead to a fire, even while the vehicle is not in use. As a precaution, owners are advised to park outside until the remedy has been made.

    Actions: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and secure the battery bolt cable connection as necessary, free of charge. The safety recall began on April 30, 2012. Owners may contact BMW customer relations and services at 1-800-525-7417. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #12V126000 »

  3. 2004 BMW 525 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM NHTSA Campaign #10V446000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01, 2010
    • Vehicles Affected: 198,352

    Summary: BMW is recalling certain model year 2004-2010 5-series, 6-series, and model year 2002-2008 7-series vehicles. A check valve of the brake vacuum pump may leak a small amount of lubricating oil. Over time this could result in contamination of the brake booster.

    Consequence: Power assist braking performance could be adversely affected. In extreme cases there could be a complete loss of power assist braking. An unexpected reduction or loss in power braking assist may increase the risk of a crash.

    Actions: BMW will notify owners and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The safety recall began on November 24, 2010. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #10V446000 »

  4. 2004 BMW 525 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL NHTSA Campaign #08V384000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 05, 2008
    • Vehicles Affected: 200,000

    Summary: BMW is recalling 200,000 MY 2006 3 series sport seat, MY 2004-2006 5 series standard and sport seat, and MY 2004-2006 X3 passenger vehicles. Depending on the manner and frequency of the front passenger's entry and exit, small cracks have developed in the mat. If this occurs, the front passenger air bags, with the exception of the head protection system, will be deactivated and the air bag warning lamp as well as the passenger air bag "on-off" lamp will be illuminated.

    Consequence: In this situation the front passenger air bags will not deploy even if a sufficiently severe accident would occur and occupant protection provided by the system would not be possible.

    Actions: Dealers will rework the front passenger seat sensor mat so that external force application to the seat does not cause a crack to the mat. The recall began on November 6, 2008. BMW will also extend the warranty on these vehicles to 10 years from first registration without any mileage limit. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #08V384000 »

  5. 2004 BMW 525 SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER NHTSA Campaign #04V575000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 06, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 17,905

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles equipped with front seat heating systems, upon entering and exiting the vehicle, excessive contact with the side bolster that is contained in the seat's backrest may damage the heating mat located in this area. If such damage were to occur, with the system turned on, the vehicle occupant may feel excessive heat from this area.

    Consequence: It is possible that the heating mat in the backrest's side bolster could overheat and damage, or melt a small hole in, this area of the seat cover. If this happened, it could lead to an occupant being burned.

    Actions: Dealers will modify the seat heating circuit. The recall is expected to begin during December 2004. Owners should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V575000 »

  6. 2004 BMW 525 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM) NHTSA Campaign #04V344000

    • Date Announced: JULY 14, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 4,102

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles equipped with 8 and 12 cylinder engines, the digital engine management control (emc) units were not produced according to specifications.

    Consequence: As a result, engine stalling will occur after a short period of operation. The vehicle may not be able to restart. Also, a loss of power steering and, after repeated actuation of the brake pedal, a loss of brake power assist will occur. These conditions could result in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Dealers will install a new digital engine management control unit. The recall began on July 16, 2004. Owners should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V344000 »

  7. 2004 BMW 525 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE NHTSA Campaign #04V303000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 23, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 7,532

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles equipped with 8-cylinder engines, a circular retention clip at the quick-release coupling along the fuel supply line was inadvertently not installed.

    Consequence: In the event of a severe frontal crash, the quick-release coupling could separate causing fuel leakage. Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.

    Actions: Dealers will install a circular retention clip at the quick-release coupling along the fuel supply line. The recall began on July 5, 2004. Owners should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V303000 »

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