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If a large amount of oil loss occurs, engine damage may result. Depending on the extent of the damage, a crash could occur.

Engine And Engine Cooling

On certain passenger vehicles, the engine oil filter drain plug may be insufficiently tightened. This could lead to loosening of the plug causing an initial oil spray and a subsequent oil leak.
Dealers will inspect the torque of the oil filter drain plug and, if necessary, retighten the drain plug with the correctly specified torque. Owner notification began on September 12, 2003. Owners should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
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Date Announced
AUG 26, 2003
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