Recall 19V-755 Interior Trunk Release – 2020 BMW 3-Series

October 23, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V755000

Improperly Installed Interior Trunk Release Cable

If a person were inside the trunk compartment, they may not be able to get out, increasing their risk of injury.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V755

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 325

 

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020 330i, 330i xDrive and M340i vehicles. The interior trunk release cable may have been improperly installed, preventing the opening of the trunk from the inside. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 401, “Internal Trunk Release.”

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Steering Rack May Fail – 2020 BMW X3 & X4

October 16, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V738000

Steering Rack May Fail

A loss of steering control increases risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V738

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 20

 

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020 BMW X3 M40i and X4 M40i vehicles. The steering rack pinion teeth may break under load, resulting in a loss of steering control.

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Safety Recall 19V-732 Engine – Counterbalance Shafts – 2019-2020 BMW 3-Series & 2019 Z4

October 15, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V732000

Counterbalance Shaft May Loosen

If the counterbalance shaft loosens, severe engine damage could occur, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V732

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components ENGINE

Potential Number of Units Affected 217

 

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2019-2020 330i, 330i xDrive, and 2019 Z4 vehicles. The needle roller bearings of the counterbalance shafts may have been improperly installed, potentially causing the counterbalance shaft to loosen.

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Recall Campaign 19V-698: Driver’s Front Air Bag Module – 2000-2002 BMW 3-Series

October 2, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V698000

Steering Wheel Airbag Inflator May Explode

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V698

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 3,924

 

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2000-2002 325i and 325xi Sedan, and 323Ci, 325Ci, and 330Ci Convertible vehicles. This recall affects certain vehicles that may have had a driver-side air bag module installed as replacement equipment such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bag, or as a remedy part for a prior recall. The frontal air bag inflator may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.

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Safety Recall 19V-697 – Oil Cooler Hose – 2020 BMW S1000RR Motorcycles

October 2, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V697000

Oil Cooler Hoses May Leak

Leaking oil may drip in the path of the rear tire, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V697

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components ENGINE

Potential Number of Units Affected 416

 

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020 S 1000 RR motorcycles. The oil cooler hoses may not be attached properly to the oil pipes, possibly resulting in an oil leak.

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