Recall 19V-601: Steering Gear Tie Rod – 2018-2019 BMW X1 & X2

August 14, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V601000

Steering Gear Tie Rod may Break

A broken steering tie rod would lead to a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V601

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 32

 

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018-2019 BMW X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i, 2019 X2 xDrive28i, MINI Cooper S Convertible, Countryman, and John Cooper Works Countryman vehicles. The steering gear tie rod may have been assembled incorrectly, which may result in excessive wear of the tie rod end, eventually causing it to break.

 

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace the tie rods and ball joints as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 7, 2019. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or MINI customer service at 1-866-825-1525.

 

Notes

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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MODEL

E-Series Model Description Production Date
F39 X2 Sports Activity Coupe March 13, 2019
F48 X1 Sports Activity Vehicle July 28, 2017 thru April 5, 2019

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Vehicles which require this Recall Campaign to be completed will show it as “Open” when checked either in AIR, the “Service Menu” of DCSnet (Dealer Communication System) or with the Key Reader.

 

SITUATION

BMW of North America, LLC is conducting a Voluntary Safety Recall (effective August 8, 2019) on a small number of Model Year 2018 and 2019 BMW vehicles that were produced between July 28, 2017 and April 5, 2019. The cone collar disc may not have been installed on the tie rod.

 

CAUSE

During the manufacturing process, a cone collar disc on the tie rod may not have been installed.

 

CORRECTION

Check both tie rods and replace if necessary.

 

PARTS INFORMATION

Performing a part number look-up in ETK or AIR by VIN or model in place of using/invoicing the following part numbers may result with the wrong parts being invoiced and installed. 

Part Number Description Quantity
All
33 30 6 787 062 Combination nut (M14x1,5-10ZNNIV) 2
When required
32 10 6 869 424 Ball joint left 1
32 10 6 869 425 Ball joint right 1
32 10 6 765 080 Clamping bolt (M10X1X22-10.9) 2
33 40 6 858 534 Collar bolt with compression spring (M16x1,5×60-8.8) 1
31 20 6 872 920 Spherical collar screw (M12x1.25×45) 4
07 11 9 905 032 Hex nut (M10-10-ZNS3) 1
31 30 6 798 530 Hexagon screw with flange (M10x85 8.8 ZNS3) 1
33 30 6 760 587 Hex nut with flange (M10-10 ZNS3) 1
31 10 6 876 027 ASA-Bolt (M10x55) 1
31 21 6 876 645 Carrier, left 1
31 21 6 876 646 Carrier, right 1
F39
31 21 6 876 853 Carrier, left 1
31 21 6 876 854 Carrier, right 1

 

SAFETY RECALL NOTICE

To:  All Center Operators, Sales Managers, Service Manager, Parts Manager and Warranty Processor

RE: Recall 19V-xxx: Steering Gear Tie Rod – B32 07 19

BMW of North America, LLC is conducting a Voluntary Safety Recall (effective August 8, 2019) on a small number of Model Year 2018 and 2019 BMW vehicles that were produced between July 28, 2017 and April 5, 2019.

Please be reminded that it is a violation of federal law (The Safety Act) for you to sell, lease or deliver any new motor vehicle covered by this notification until the recall repair has been performed.  This means that centers may not legally deliver new motor vehicles to consumers until they are fixed or use/sell replacement equipment/parts subject to this recall.  Note also that substantial civil penalties apply to violations of the Safety Act. 

Also, you should not sell, lease or deliver any Certified Pre-Owned or used vehicles subject to a safety recall until the repair is completed. 

Please follow any special instructions that we provide to you for the return or disposition of recall parts.

We appreciate all your assistance with this Recall.


Steering Gear Tie Rod
Safety Recall 19V-601
Model Year 2018-2019
BMW X1 / X2
MINI Convertible / Countryman
Last Updated 08/21/2019

 

Q1. Which BMW Group models in the US are potentially affected by this Safety Recall?

Approximately 20 Model Year 2018-2019 BMW X1 and X2, and 12 Model Year 2019 MINI Cooper Convertible and Countryman vehicles, are potentially affected.

 

Q2. What is the specific issue?

The steering gear tie rod may not have been produced to supplier specifications.

 

Q3. What can happen as a result of this issue?

Over time, the tie rod could become damaged and eventually break, affecting vehicle handling and control, and increasing the risk of a crash.

Q4. Why are other BMW Group vehicles not included in this Safety Recall? The steering gear tie rod was produced to supplier specifications.

 

Q5. How did BMW Group become aware of this issue?

BMW Group became aware of this issue through its quality control procedures.

 

Q6. Can I determine if this issue exists in my vehicle? 

If you feel unusual vibration from the steering wheel, or have difficulty controlling the vehicle, it may be experiencing this issue.

 

Q7. What should I do if I notice this condition in my vehicle?

If this condition occurs, carefully move away from traffic and pull over to a safe location as soon as possible.  All occupants should carefully exit the vehicle and move to a safe location away from traffic.  Do not continue to drive the vehicle.  Contact BMW Roadside Assistance at 1-800-332-4269, or MINI Roadside Assistance at 1866-646-4772, immediately to have your vehicle brought to the nearest authorized BMW center or MINI dealer.  If you are not the only driver of this vehicle, please advise all other drivers and passengers of this important information.

 

Q8. Can I continue to drive my vehicle (before I receive my letter)?

Yes.  However, when you receive a letter requesting you to make an appointment to have this Safety Recall performed by an authorized BMW center or MINI dealer, please do so as soon as possible.

 

Q9. How will my vehicle be repaired?

The steering gear tire rod will be inspected and, if necessary, replaced.  This will be performed for free and may take several hours.

 

Q10. Is BMW Group aware of any accidents or injuries in the US, involving these BMW Group vehicles associated with this Safety Recall?

No.

 

Q11. How will I be informed of this Safety Recall?

You will receive a letter in October via First Class mail advising you of this Safety Recall and requesting you to schedule an appointment with an authorized BMW center or MINI dealer to have this Safety Recall performed.  You can locate your nearest authorized BMW center at www.bmwusa.com/dealer, and your nearest authorized MINI dealer at www.miniusa.com/dealer.

To ensure the BMW Group has your most recent contact and vehicle information, please register your BMW vehicle at www.bmwusa.com/myBMW, or your MINI vehicle at www.miniusa.com/ol.  Registration is free, and will give you access to factory initiated campaigns and other information specific to your vehicle.

 

Q12. Do I have to wait for my letter to have my vehicle serviced?

Yes.  We are in the process of implementing this Safety Recall to ensure that the necessary tools, parts, and procedures are available prior to contacting you to schedule an appointment with your authorized BMW center or MINI dealer to have this Safety Recall performed.  For the latest updates to this Safety Recall, please visit www.bmwusa.com/recall, or www.miniusa.com/recall.



4 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
BMW X1 2018-2019
BMW X2 2019
MINI COOPER 2019

6 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V601-5447.pdf 280.923KB

Download (PDF, 274KB)


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers, etc.) – Safety Recall and FAQ’s on 2018 and 2019 X2 Sports Activity Coupe and X1 Sports Activity Vehicles produced between July 28, 2017 and April 5, 2019. The cone collar disc may not have been installed on the tie rod.

RCMN-19V601-1867.pdf 275.191KB

Download (PDF, 269KB)


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-19V601-4484.pdf 462.412KB

Download (PDF, 452KB)


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-19V601-1666.pdf 414.558KB

Download (PDF, 405KB)


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers, etc.) – Safety Recall and FAQ’s on 2019 MINI Vehicles produced between March 15, 2019 and April 8, 2019. The cone collar disc may not have been installed on the tie rod.

RCMN-19V601-1528.pdf 274.405KB

Download (PDF, 268KB)


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V601-7327.PDF 217.549KB

Download (PDF, 212KB)


Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=19V601&docType=RCL


 

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EWK Dual Inner Tie Rod Removal Tool Set with 3 Adapters 1-3/16 1-5/16 1-7/16 Inch for GM Ford Chrysler
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  • PACKAGE CONTENTS: Tie rod end removal tool set includes (1) dual socket rapid slide collar inner tie rod tool (1-3/16-inch and 1-5/16-inch hex), (3) adaptors (1-3/16, 1-5/1, 1-7/16 inch adapters with 1-5/16 inch hex), and (1) carrying case for your convenience
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OrionMotorTech 5-in-1 Ball Joint Separator Tie Rod End Remover Pitman Arm Puller Service Splitter Removal Tool Kit
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ABN Inner Tie Rod Tool - 3/8in Low Profile Tool for Inner Tie Rod Removal/Installation
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  • Easy to Use: Slide tool over end and tighten collar to allow access with a 3/8" drive extension; adapters can be used for larger breaker bars/extensions
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