Bad BMW Recalls on X, Battery Hybrid and Electrical Models

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BMW X4 is manufactured in the U.S.  with major suppliers also located here.

BMW of North America is recalling 2019 X3 sDrive30i, X3 xDrive30i, X3 M40i, and X4 M40i vehicles. The instrument panel assembly may have been improperly manufactured, affecting the deployment of the passenger’s frontal air bag. The German maker is also recalling 2018 i3 BEV and i3 REx hybrid electric vehicles. 

The instrument panel  recall component may not have been manufactured by DRÄXLMAIER with the specified lamination adhesive between the instrument panel’s outer skin and surface. If an accident were to occur in which deployment of the passenger front air bag was necessary, the opening of the air bag cover may not function as designed which could impair deployment.

On 2018 i3 BEV and i3 REx hybrid electric vehicles, a circuit board problem within the Electric Motor Electronics (EME) module may shutdown the supply of high voltage electrical power. A shut down of high-voltage electrical power would result in a loss of propulsion, increasing the risk of a car crash, not a Microsoft crash.

Remedies

BMW will notify known X owners, and dealers will replace the instrument panel assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 3, 2019. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW will notify the known electric vehicles owners, and dealers will replace the EME module, free of charge as required by U.S> law. The recall component contains a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) that may not have been produced to specifications by Zollner Elektronik AG. The recall is expected to begin June 7, 2019. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to www.safercar.gov.

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