Nissan Motor Co. and BMW AG said Friday they are recalling more than 94,000 vehicles in the United States because of potential fuel pump failures.
The recalls cover 76,242 2014 Nissan Rogue SUVs and 18,054 2014 BMW cars because improper nickel plating of components within the fuel pump. Dealers will replace the fuel pumps and the recalls will begin this month.
The BMW models being recalled include the 228i Coupe, M235i Coupe, 320i, 320xi, 328i, 328xi, 335i, 335xi, ActiveHybrid 3, 328xi Sports Wagon, 428i Coupe, 428xi Coupe, 435i Coupe, 435xi Coupe, 428i Convertible, 428xi Convertible, 435i Convertible, 328xi Gran Turismo, 335xi Gran Turismo, and 2015 428i Gran Coupe, 428xi Gran Coupe, and 435i.
In July 2014, BMW said it noticed an increase in fuel pump warranty claims. The fuel pump supplier, Robert Bosch GmbH, launched an investigation of additional field return parts to determine the cause.
Nissan said the issue was first noticed in May 2014 and impacted 0.71 percent of vehicles being recalled. Nissan said the vehicle could fail to start because of the issue, but the 12 volt power remains on and the air bag system remains functional. Nissan and BMW both said they are not aware of any crashes or injuries related to the recalls.