If this occurs, the fuel gauge in the instrument cluster would display a larger amount of fuel than was actually in the tank. As a result, if the tank became empty, the vehicle could stall increasing the risk of a crash.

Fuel System, Other — Storage — Fuel Gauge System

Date Announced
JUL 22, 2010
Vehicles Affected
NHTSA Campaign #
BMW is recalling certain 2010 and 2011 5-series and 5-series gran turismo passenger vehicles manufactured from January 12 through July 1, 2010. The vehicle's fuel level sensor within the fuel tank can become wedged against the tank.
BMW will notify owners and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The safety recall began on October 18, 2010. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.
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