BMW announced important safety recall (effective October 11, 2018). The company announced that a defect relating to motor vehicle safety exists in a number of cars, including Model Year 2016-2017 M3 Sedan, M4 Coupe, and M4 Convertible vehicles produced from March 2, 2016 – September 30, 2016. BMW notified all owners of the cars under BMW recall in accordance with the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.
Although the company warned against the safety issue, BMW announced that it is not ready yet to perform the BMW recall yet. Instead, the company urges the drivers not to drive in case they notice unusual noise and/or vibration from underneath the vehicle. Another sign of a potential problem may be that power is no longer supplied to the rear wheels. Drivers that notice such problems while driving need to move away from traffic and pull over to a safe place.
If problems like that exist, the company requests the owners to contact the support service (BMW Roadside Assistance at 1-800-332-4269) to take the car to the nearest authorized BMW center.
Under BMW recall 2018, the company also advises the owners to notify all other persons and passengers of this important notice in case they are not the only persons driving the car.
BMW to Replace DriveShaft When Remedy is Available Under BMW Recall
The company announced that this announcement does not mean that remedy is available at the moment. Instead, it says that an authorized car shop will replace driveshaft for free when the remedy becomes available. The whole repair process is going to last approximately one hour.
If You are not the Owner
The company urges to update the vehicle ownership or the driver’s contact information by completing the enclosed postage-paid card or by registering at http://www.bmwusa.com/myBMW. All lessers need to forward the notice to the lessee within ten days.
Where to Contact in Case of Problems?
The company regularly updates information at www.bmwusa.com/recall page. The owners of the mentioned vehicles can also contact authorized BMW center. They can also contact BMW Customer Relations and Services at 1-800-525-7417 or CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.
In the case of unsolved problems, the company offers the customers to contact the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration calling at 1-888-327-4236 (toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline) or by visiting http://www.safercar.gov
The recall may cause inconvenience to some drivers. In any case, the company urges all drivers and passengers to wear safety belts at all times.