BMW Orders Stop-Sale on Certain Models to Replace Rear Differential

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

BMW has issued a delivery stop on approximately 3,800 vehicles.

A service bulletin has been sent to dealers, notifying them that certain M2, M3, M4, 5 Series and 6 Series models will need their rear differentials replaced before they can be sold. The affected vehicles include the 5 Series sedan and M5, as well as the 6 Series Gran Coupe, convertible and coupe models, and were produced from May 2, 2016 through July 4, 2016.

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Originally, BMW said that approximately 202 vehicles were affected, but Bimmerpost reports that the number has now increased to around 3,800 cars. According to forum members, there is a possibility that a recall is in the near future, as some have taken delivery of affected vehicles produced during the time frame.

[Source: Bimmerpost]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Craig Cole Craig Cole on Jul 25, 2016

    Interesting, a recall for a component that's actually defective, not just software computers or something similar.