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2012 BMW 5-Series Recalls & Reliability

These scores and this review are from when the car was new.

Review Last Updated: 10/9/13

Recalls

There has been 1 safety recall issued from NHTSA.

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULICRecall Date: 09/26/2013
  • Summary: BMW of North America LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 320i, 328i, 320i xDrive, and 328i xDrive sedans; model year 2014 328i xDrive Sports Wagons; model year 2012-2013 528i and 528i xDrive sedans, model year 2013-2014 X1 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i vehicles and model year 2012-2014 Z4 sDrive28i roadsters. Due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 76,191
  • Consequence: A failure of the brake vacuum pump results in a reduction in braking power that could increase the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will modify the vehicles to prevent insufficient vacuum pump lubrication, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin in November 2013. Owners may contact BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.
  • Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 13V454000

Reliability

Our reliability score is based on the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) rating or, if unavailable, the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating.

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Warranty

A four-year/50,000-mile limited warranty comes with the 2012 BMW 5-Series, and the automaker also includes free scheduled maintenance for the same period of time. Roadside assistance is provided for the first four years with no mileage restrictions and a 12-year/unlimited-mileage warranty for rust perforation is also included.

Among luxury automakers, only Volvo rivals BMW with free scheduled maintenance. Scheduled service is provided on the S80 for three years or 36,000 miles.

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