OIL PUMP PROBLEM HITS UK M5, M6
Potentially terminal engine defect DOES affect UK examples of BMW's fastest cars
On Friday (21 September) BMW US dealers were sent a technical bulletin saying that owners of 2013 model year F10 M5 and F12/F13 M6 cars built between July and September 2012 were being contacted as part of a recall, and warned not to drive their cars until the problem is fixed.
The fault in the oil pump was picked up by BMW’s routine quality checks. Repair is simple: swap the faulty oil pump for a correctly manufactured one. There have been no reported cases of engine failure as a result of the fault.
‘We are about to start the process of contacting owners,’ said a BMW UK spokesman. The work will be carried out under warranty as part of BMW's usual car recall procedures.