The 2013 BMW M5 and M6 models didn’t even get enough burn-in yet, but BMW is already recalling the models over catastrophic engine failure. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “a manufacturing process error” could cause the oil pump’s driveshaft to separate from its rotor, leading “to a sudden loss of oil pressure causing the possibility of complete engine failure.”
Yikes! That is a potential major engine failure that would result a dead car on the road all of sudden, and would lead to a risk of an accident. If you have just bought a brand-new 2013 BMW M5 or M6, it is advised that you take it back to the dealership to have it repair.
The affected vehicles are on certain model year 2013 M5, M6 Coupe, and M6 Convertible vehicles, manufactured from July 19, 2012, through September 11, 2012. BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the oil pump, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during October 2012. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.