RECALL Subject : Tail light Failure

Report Receipt Date: SEP 11, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V407000


Potential Number of Units Affected: 134,100

All Products Associated with this Recall

Make Model Model Year(s)

BMW 528I 2008-2010
BMW 535I 2008-2010
BMW 550I 2008-2010
BMW M5 2008-2010

Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

BMW is recalling certain model year 2008 through 2010 528i, 535i, 550i, and M5 passenger cars manufactured from March 1, 2007, through December 31, 2009. Over time, increased resistance at the taillight electrical contact points may cause damage to the ground terminal and housing of the connector resulting in an intermittent or permanent loss of functionality of one or more rear lamp functions (tail, brake, turn-signal, reverse).

Intermittent light operation reduces the ability to warn other motorists of the driver's intentions, increasing the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear lamp bulb carriers free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during October 2013. Owners may contact BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153