BMW has issued a recall of 956 examples of the M5 and M6 models in the United States due to a risk of a driveshaft failure.
According to BMW, in around two percent of the recalled cars, an improper weld on the driveshaft may cause the part to fracture and break which in turn will cause a loss of power to the driven wheels.
The recalled cars include BMW M5 sedans manufactured from September 4, 2014 to December 4, 2014, M6 coupes manufactured between September 3, 2014 and December 3, 2014, 2015 M6 convertibles manufactured between September 8, 2014, and December 4, 2014, and 2015 M6 Gran Coupe vehicles manufactured from September 3, 2014 to December 4, 2014.
No injuries or accidents have been linked to the issue but nine M5 and M6 cars have been found to be suffering from the issue.
Owners of the affected vehicles will be notified in September and the affected driveshafts will br replaced free of charge.
Despite this being a U.S. recall, the issue is quite a serious one that should not be ignored by Indian owners of the 2015 model year BMW M5 and M6 cars in India, as all M% and M6 cars are produced at the BMW facility in Digolfing, Germany.
If M5 or M6 owners, hear any noise or feel any vibrations emanating from the driveshaft area, they should call up their BMW dealership and get the car taken to the workshop to get checked.