BMW, Nissan Collectively Recall 165,000 Vehicles Over Fuel Pump Failures

Apr 11, 2015 07:37 AM EDT | Matt Mercuro

Nissan and BMW are collectively calling back more than 165,000 vehicles around the globe over potential fuel pump failures that could cause engines to stall or not start at all.

Vehicles affected by the recall include: 95,031 Nissan Rogue SUVS in North America from the 2014 model year and 70,500 BMW vehicles, mainly 2-, 3- and 4-Series models sold globally from the 2014 and 2015 model years, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration filing.

So why are Nissan and BMW calling back cars at the same time? The problem is the same for both of the automakers, which share the sale Bosch fuel pumps.

Nickel plating can come loose on the pumps made by Robert Bosch from the fuel flow, vibration or pressure, Nissan and BMW said in documents to NHTSA about the issue.

Neither company was aware of any accidents or injuries linked to the issue as of March 31.

In July 2014, BMW saw an increase in fuel pump warranty claims for certain vehicles and Nissan identified an incident last month where a Rogue failed to start.

Both automakers are telling dealers to replace the fuel pump assembly at no charge and recalls are expected to start by early May.

Of the recalled Nissan vehicles, 76,242 can be found in the U.S. and its nearby territories, while 18,789 are in Canada.

"Even if the engine stops running, the 12V power remains on, the airbag system remains fully functional and the vehicle can be brought to a controlled stop," Nissan's document to NHTSA said. "However, the engine stop may increase the risk of a crash."

BMW confirmed that at least 18,054 vehicles can be found in the U.S., according to the NHTSA documents.

The complete list of BMW's affected by the recall in the U.S. includes: 2014 ActiveHybrid 3, 228i Coupe, M235i Coupe, 320i, 320xi, 328i, 328xi, 335i, 335xi, 328xi Sports Wagon, 428i Coupe, 428xi Coupe, 435i Coupe, 435xi Coupe, 428i Convertible, 428xi Convertible, 435i Convertible, 328xi Gran Turismo, 335xi Gran Turismo, and 2015 428i Gran Coupe, 428xi Gran Coupe, and 435i Gran Coupe vehicles.

A breakdown of the vehicles affected outside the U.S. has not been announced by BMW yet.

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