BMW Recalls 210,161 Vehicles in Two Separate Recalls

BMW will recall over 200,000 vehicles due to automobile defects in two separate recalls. The first recall involves the front driveshaft universal joint.  The problem is that the joint fails to keep out water and debris from getting in.  When the driveshaft is exposed to water and debris, the joint becomes damaged and worn, which [...]

June 20th, 2016|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on BMW Recalls 210,161 Vehicles in Two Separate Recalls

Volkswagen, Audi, and BMW Recall 1.7 Million Vehicles due to Takata Air Bag Defect

Volkswagen, Audi, and BMW are joining the continuing recall of the Takata air bag inflators’ defect by recalling 1.7 million vehicles which involve 21 different model vehicles spanning from 2005 to 2015 model years.  The problem with the air bags is with the inflators, which have exploded when involved in accidents causing shards of sharp [...]

February 11th, 2016|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|Comments Off on Volkswagen, Audi, and BMW Recall 1.7 Million Vehicles due to Takata Air Bag Defect

Air Bag Expansion Recall Continues: BMW Set to Recall 140,696 Vehicles due to Takata Air Bag Defect

Following in the footsteps of Honda, Ford, and Mazda, BMW will now expand their air bag recall to approximately 140,696 vehicles due to a defect with the driver side air bag.  The issue is that upon deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture causing metal [...]

December 29th, 2014|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|Comments Off on Air Bag Expansion Recall Continues: BMW Set to Recall 140,696 Vehicles due to Takata Air Bag Defect

BMW Recalls 573,935 Vehicles Due to a Passenger Side Air Bag Defect

BMW will recall 573,935 sedans, coupes, convertibles and Sports Wagons due to a defect in the passenger side air bag.  This is an expansion of BMW’s earlier recall back in April 2013.  The problem is to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag inflator.  The issue is the inflator may release [...]

July 23rd, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on BMW Recalls 573,935 Vehicles Due to a Passenger Side Air Bag Defect

BMW (12 Models) and Mercedes (3 Models) Recall 409,004 Vehicles in Two Separate Recalls

Mercedes-Benz and BMW will recall 409,004 vehicles that affect 15 different models in two separate recalls in the United States. The Mercedes-Benz recall is the larger of the two German automobile recalls.  Mercedes will recall 252,867 C300, C350, and C63 vehicles due to rear light defect.  The vehicles affected are from the model years 2008-2011 [...]

May 2nd, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on BMW (12 Models) and Mercedes (3 Models) Recall 409,004 Vehicles in Two Separate Recalls

BMW Recalls 76,565 Vehicles Due to a Front Passenger Seat Electronic Sensing Mat Failure

BMW will recall 76,565 vehicles due to a defect in the front passenger seat occupant detection mat.  The front passenger seat occupant detection mat determines if and how the passenger frontal air bag should deploy in a crash.  This mat may fatigue and develop cracks, which could lead to a system failure.  If the electronic [...]

December 26th, 2013|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on BMW Recalls 76,565 Vehicles Due to a Front Passenger Seat Electronic Sensing Mat Failure