Recall List for the 2006 BMW 550

Official recalls have been issued for the 2006 BMW 550 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. 2006 BMW 550 AIR BAGS, AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE NHTSA Campaign #13V564000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 12, 2013
    • Vehicles Affected: 76,565

    Summary: BMW of North America LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2006 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi sedans and 325xi sports wagons, model year 2007 328i, 328xi, 335i, 335xi sedans and 328i and 328xi sports wagons, model year 2006-2007 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi, 550i sedans and 530xi sports wagons, model year 2006 760i sedans, model year 2006-2007 750i, 750Li, and 760Li sedans, and model year 2006 X5 sports activity vehicles, equipped with certain seat types. The front passenger seat occupant detection mat that determines if and how the passenger frontal air bag should deploy in a crash may fatigue and develop cracks which could lead to a system failure.

    Consequence: Should the system fail, in the event of a crash, the front passenger air bag would be deactivated, increasing the risk of personal injury.

    Actions: BMW will notify owners with an interim notification letter in January 2014 since parts are not currently available. When parts are available, BMW sent a second letter in August and dealers will repair the occupant detection mat to eliminate the possibility that it may crack, free of charge. Additionally, owners of model year 2006-2007 3 Series with standard seats, 5 Series with comfort seats, and Z4 models, will receive an extended warranty on their front passenger seat occupant detection mat. Owners may contact BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #13V564000 »

  2. 2006 BMW 550 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 »

  3. 2006 BMW 550 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 »

  4. 2006 BMW 550 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 »

  5. 2006 BMW 550 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 »

  6. 2006 BMW 550 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING NHTSA Campaign #07V479000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 12, 2007
    • Vehicles Affected: 29,250

    Summary: On certain vehicles equipped with V8 engines, in conditions of below freezing temperatures combined with low humidity, it is possible for electrostatic discharge to occur at the fuel rails. If this were to occur, the engine electronic control unit (ECU) could be affected so that engine stalling could result.

    Consequence: If stalling were to occur, the driver may not be able to maintain vehicle speed or accelerate and the power steering could fail increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will attach two ground cables in the engine compartment free of charge. The recall began on October 29, 2007. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07V479000 »

  7. 2006 BMW 550 SUSPENSION:REAR:SHOCK ABSORBER NHTSA Campaign #06V277000

    • Date Announced: JULY 26, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 11,640

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, the lower rubber mount of the rear shock absorbers may not have been manufactured to specifications and may not adhere correctly to its housing within the shock absorber.

    Consequence: The bushing could loosen and over time could separate from its housing. The driver will experience impaired vehicle handling and control increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the rear shock absorber free of charge. The recall began on September 13, 2006. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06V277000 »

  8. 2006 BMW 550 SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM NHTSA Campaign #06V187000

    • Date Announced: MAY 30, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 40

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, the nuts which secure the front axle control arm and tension strut to the front wheel hub may not have been tightened to specification. Over time the nuts could loosen and the control arm and tension strut could be damaged.

    Consequence: Vehicle handling and control could compromise increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will retighten the front axle control arm and tension strut nuts to the correct specifications free of charge. The recall began on June 28, 2006. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06V187000 »

  9. 2006 BMW 550 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION NHTSA Campaign #05V504000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01, 2005
    • Vehicles Affected: 240

    Summary: Certain passenger vehicles may have been built with an incorrectly manufactured automatic transmission parking pawl guide plate.

    Consequence: This could cause the parking lock system not to engage, after the transmission is placed in the park ("P") position. If the vehicle was parked on an incline, and the parking brake was not engaged, this could result in a vehicle rollaway condition.

    Actions: Dealers will repair and replace the automatic transmission guide plate free of charge. The recall began on November 30, 2005. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-332-4269. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #05V504000 »

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