BMW recall due to software error

A software error in the OBD control unit on the BMW X3, X4 and 5 series can lead to a loss of torque and engine failure.

A faulty software update causes trouble at BMW. Overall, BMW has to recall almost 62,000 vehicles worldwide because a software update of the OBD control unit can lead to a loss of torque and engine failures. According to the KBA (Federal Motor Transport Authority), 12,721 vehicles are affected by the error in Germany. Among them are the models X3 , X4 and the BMW 5 Series . More precisely, these are the following series:

  • BMW X3 - G01 (since 2017)
  • BMW X4 - G02 (since 2018)
  • BMW Five - G30/G31 (since 2017)
  • are vehicles from the Production period from August 18, 2016 to February 28, 2022 affected by the recall, reports the KBA. Since most of the vehicles cannot be touched up via Over the Air Update , a visit to the workshop may be necessary for the owners. According to BMW, the time required for the workshop appointment is around one hour and the customer then receives a confirmation. BMW will bear the costs for this.


    Updates can not only improve systems. After an update, BMW now has to recall almost 62,000 vehicles because this can lead to an error.


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