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.

 

Remedy

BMW has notified owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear, free of charge. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

 

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.

 

Check if your BMW has a Recall


2 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
BMW X3 2020
BMW X4 2020

2 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V738-7879.pdf 244.557KB

Download (PDF, 239KB)


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V738-4172.PDF 214.273KB

Download (PDF, 209KB)


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=19V738&docType=RCL



 


 

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