BMW X3 Recalled Over Steering Issues

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But don ‘t be alarmed X3 owners. It ‘s only 50 cars produced late this spring. The full release after the break.

Vehicle Make / Model: BMW / X3 / Model Year(s): 2011

  • Manufacturer: BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC
  • Mfr’s Report Date: JUN 28, 2011
  • NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V341000
  • NHTSA Action Number: N/A
  • Component: STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 50

Summary

BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 X3 PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 27, 2011, THROUGH JUNE 8, 2011. A CONTROL MODULE IN THE ELECTRIC POWER STEERING (EPS) UNIT MAY MALFUNCTION, RESULTING IN A SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER STEERING ASSISTANCE.

Consequence

SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER STEERING ASSISTANCE COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy

BMW WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW CUSTOMER RELATIONS AND SERVICES AT 1-800-525-7417.

Notes

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Source: NHTSA

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  • The Voiper

    They need to be recalled over “styling” issues first!!!