Which BMW models are being recalled in 2019?

18 recalls for 19 BMW models in 2019


In 2019, BMW announced 18 recalls involving 19 models through the EU Rapex system. The 3 Series and the X3 were the most recalled models.


We’ve sorted all 2019 recalls according to the model into a table below.

The connector of the positive battery cable on the front power distribution box may be damaged; the battery positive transfer point in the boot may corrode; the gas generator on the driver side airbag could burst. These were the three main reasons for BMW’s large recalls for its older cars in 2019.



Due to inadequate screwing, the high-pressure pump could become detached and fuel may leak with some 7, 8, M5, X5 and X7 series models manufactured between July 2018 and June 2019. This could lead to engine failure and to increased risk of the vehicle catching fire.

A spherical-collar disk is missing on the tie rod end of the steering gear with BMW 2 Series, X2 and X1 from the production period 8/2016 – 4/2019. In addition to a steering problems, the BMW X3 can also drop the rear spoiler, while the BMW X1 the rear lights.

We’ve written about some problems in more detail in separate articles.


BMW recalls in 2019 by model

BMW 1

Month Issue Production Source
V. The connector of the positive battery cable may be damaged. 12/2009 – 10/2011 link
All BMW 1´s Recalls

BMW 2

Month Issue Production Source
VII. The knee airbags may be defective. 2/2019 – 5/2019 link
X. A spherical-collar disk is missing on the tie rod end of the steering gear. 8/2016 – 4/2019 link
All BMW 2´s Recalls

BMW M2

Month Issue Production Source
VII. The knee airbags may be defective. 2/2019 – 5/2019 link
All BMW M2´s Recalls

BMW 3

Month Issue Production Source
V. The connector of the positive battery cable may be damaged. 12/2009 – 10/2011 link
VII. The knee airbags may be defective. 2/2019 – 5/2019 link
X. The head restraint interlock may not have been welded sufficiently. 6/2019 – 8/2019 link
XII. The gas generator on the driver side airbag could burst. 4/1999 – 12/2003 link
All BMW 3´s Recalls

BMW 4

Month Issue Production Source
VII. The knee airbags may be defective. 2/2019 – 5/2019 link
All BMW 4´s Recalls

BMW M4

Month Issue Production Source
VII. The knee airbags may be defective. 2/2019 – 5/2019 link
All BMW M4´s Recalls

BMW 5

Month Issue Production Source
III. The gas generator on the driver side airbag could burst. 4/2000 – 9/2004 link
VII. The battery positive (B+) transfer point in the boot may corrode. 2/2002 – 7/2010 link
XII. The gas generator on the driver side airbag could burst. 4/1999 – 12/2003 link
All BMW 5´s Recalls

BMW M5

Month Issue Production Source
VII. The battery positive (B+) transfer point in the boot may corrode. 2/2002 – 7/2010 link
VIII. The high-pressure pump could become detached and fuel may leak out. 7/2018 – 6/2019 link
All BMW M5´s Recalls

BMW 6

Month Issue Production Source
VII. The battery positive (B+) transfer point in the boot may corrode. 2/2002 – 7/2010 link
All BMW 6´s Recalls

BMW M6

Month Issue Production Source
VII. The battery positive (B+) transfer point in the boot may corrode. 2/2002 – 7/2010 link
All BMW M6´s Recalls

BMW 7

Month Issue Production Source
VIII. The high-pressure pump could become detached and fuel may leak out. 7/2018 – 6/2019 link
All BMW 7´s Recalls

BMW 8

Month Issue Production Source
VIII. The high-pressure pump could become detached and fuel may leak out. 7/2018 – 6/2019 link
All BMW 8´s Recalls

BMW X1

Month Issue Production Source
III. The rear lights may separate from the vehicle. 10/2018 – 1/2019 link
V. The connector of the positive battery cable may be damaged. 12/2009 – 10/2011 link
X. A spherical-collar disk is missing on the tie rod end of the steering gear. 8/2016 – 4/2019 link
All BMW X1´s Recalls

BMW X2

Month Issue Production Source
X. A spherical-collar disk is missing on the tie rod end of the steering gear. 11/2017 – 4/2019 link
All BMW X2´s Recalls

BMW X3

Month Issue Production Source
I. The screw connection on the steering spindle may not have been sufficiently tightened. 3/2018 – 8/2018 link
VIII. The screws for fastening the rear spoiler may not have been installed. 4/2018 – 2/2019 link
IX. The front seatbacks may not have been welded according to specifications. 5/2018 – 6/2019 link
XI. The swivel bearings on the front axle could break. 8/2019 – 9/2019 link
All BMW X3´s Recalls

BMW X4

Month Issue Production Source
IX. The front seatbacks may not have been welded according to specifications. 5/2018 – 6/2019 link
XI. The swivel bearings on the front axle could break. 8/2019 – 9/2019 link
All BMW X4´s Recalls

BMW X5

Month Issue Production Source
III. The front left-hand seat may not have been tightened with the correct torque. 10/2018 – 12/2018 link
III. The gas generator on the driver side airbag could burst. 4/2000 – 9/2004 link
VIII. The high-pressure pump could become detached and fuel may leak out. 7/2018 – 6/2019 link
All BMW X5´s Recalls

BMW X7

Month Issue Production Source
III. The front left-hand seat may not have been tightened with the correct torque. 10/2018 – 12/2018 link
VII. The head airbags may be incorrectly installed. 11/2018 – 4/2019 link
VIII. The high-pressure pump could become detached and fuel may leak out. 7/2018 – 6/2019 link
All BMW X7´s Recalls

BMW Z4

Month Issue Production Source
III. A cable could cause the pedal to get stuck in the kick-down position. 9/2018 – 2/2019 link
All BMW Z4´s Recalls

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