BMW has released that they will stop the delivery of the 2013 BMW M5, M6 Coupe, and M6 Convertible and recall the models produced between July 2012 and September 2012 due to an engine oil pump issue. The pump driveshaft can separate from the pump rotor. If this were to occur, the engine could experience a sudden loss of oil pressure which could cause severe engine damage.
Approximately 696 vehicles in the US are potentially affected. The engine oil pump will be replaced. This repair may take two and a half hours; however, additional time may be required depending upon the center’s scheduling and processing. The repair will be performed free of charge by your authorized BMW center.
BMW recommends that owners of affected vehicles do not drive their vehicle until this Recall can be completed. If the vehicle experiences a sudden loss of oil pressure, carefully pull over to the side of the road and shut off the engine.
The BMW Customer Relations department is calling owners of affected vehicles, advising to them discontinue driving the vehicle until the Recall has been completed. For any questions contact BMW Roadside Assistance at 1-800-332-4269.