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January 15, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V018000
Passenger frontal Air Bag Inflators 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: 20V018000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 292,948

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2000-2005 323iT, 325iT, 325xiT, 320i, 323i, 325i, 325xi, 328i, 330i and 330xi and 2000-2006 323Ci, 325Ci, 328Ci, 330Ci, M3 Coupe, 323Cic, 325Cic, 330Cic, and M3 Convertible vehicles equipped with non-desiccated frontal Takata PSAN inflators and PSPI passenger frontal air bag inflators containing phase stabilized ammonium nitrate (PSAN) propellant that were used as interim remedy parts for previous Takata recalls. These inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high temperature cycling.

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger's front air bag, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 6, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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December 20, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V912000
Rear Seat Belt Pretensioners May Not Lock
In the event of a crash, if the seat belt pretensioners fail to lock, there is an increased risk of injury.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V912000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected 135

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2019-2020 330i and 330i xDrive vehicles. The outboard rear seat belt pretensioners may not lock as intended during a crash.

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear seat belts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 10, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer at 1-800-525-7417.
 

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February 13, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V083000
Throttle Cable May Stick
If the throttle sticks open, there would be an increased risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V083000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Potential Number of Units Affected 416

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2019 C400X scooters. Water may collect in the throttle cable, which can freeze in cold temperatures, resulting in a stuck throttle.

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and as an interim repair, dealers will dry the throttle cable and affix a warning label instructing owners to not ride in temperatures near or below freezing, free of charge. Owners are also advised to not wash their motorcycle near the throttle cable, and to avoid riding in rainy conditions. The final remedy is still under development. An interim letter is expected to be mailed April 6, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 

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February 19, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V094000
Third Brake Light May Loosen and Detach
If the third brake light detaches from the vehicle, it would no longer provide the required lighting to following traffic, or it may become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V094000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,728

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014-2019 M6 Gran Coupe vehicles. The third brake light may become loose, possibly allowing the light to detach from the vehicle.

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the third brake light and properly secure it with new fasteners. If the third brake light detached from the vehicle and is damaged, it will be replaced. All repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 13, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 

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February 19, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V095000
Rear Spoiler May Detach
If the spoiler detaches while driving, it can become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V095000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 550

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020 X6 sDrive40i, X6 xDrive40i, and X6 xDrive50i vehicles. The rear spoiler may detach.

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the rear spoiler, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 13, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 

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March 12, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V146000
Brake Lights Flash During Braking/FMVSS 108
A flashing brake light can cause confusion to other drivers on the road, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V146000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 4,026

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020 F900R, F900XR, S1000RR, F750GS, F850GS, F850GS Adventure, R1250GS, R1250GS Adventure, R1250RS, R1250R, RnineT, RnineT Pure and RnineT Scrambler and 2019-2020 S1000R motorcycles. The brake light may flash instead of remain steady during emergency braking. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Remedy

BMW will notify owner, and dealers will reprogram the emergency stop signal function, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 4, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 

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March 18, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V152000
Improperly Tightened Instrument Panel Casing
In the event of a crash necessitating air bag deployment, the air bag could damage the instrument panel and cause small pieces of the panel to strike the driver or other occupants, increasing the risk of injury.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V152000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 15

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2019-2020 X4 xDrive30i and X4 M40i, and 2018-2020 X3 sDrive30i, X3 xDrive30i, X3 M40i, and X3M vehicles. The instrument panel casing may not have been tightened properly to the passenger air bag.

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the instrument panel casing, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 11, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 

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March 19, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V164000
Seat Belt Sensors May Not Detect Belted Condition
If the air bag and/or seat belt pretensioners deploy improperly in the event of a crash, there is an increased risk of injury to the driver and front passenger.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V164000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components SEAT BELTS, AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 3,316

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020 X3 xDrive30e, X4 xDrive30i, X4 M40i, X4M, 330i, 330i xDrive, M340i, 840i Gran Coupe, 840i xDrive Gran Coupe, M850i xDrive Gran Coupe, M8 Gran Coupe, X3 sDrive30i, X3 xDrive30i, X3 M40i, X3M, and 840i xDrive Convertible vehicles. The sensors in the front seat belt buckles may inaccurately detect a belted occupant as unbelted, possibly causing the air bag and seat belt pretensioners to deploy improperly in the event of a crash.

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the front seat belt buckles, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 11, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 

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March 26, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V185000
Constant-Velocity Joint May Become Damaged
A loss of power to the rear wheels can affect vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the vehicle is parked after a loss of power to the rear wheels and the parking brake is not engaged, unintended rollaway can occur, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V185000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 8,536

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2013-2016 328d xDrive sedans and 2013-2015 328d xDrive station wagon vehicles. The constant-velocity joint which transfers power between the transfer case and the rear drive shaft, may become damaged, possibly resulting in loss of power to the rear wheels.

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the constant-velocity joint and inspect the transfer case, replacing it if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 18, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 

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January 30, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V052000
Inadequate Rear Reflex Reflectors/FMVSS 108
An inadequate amount of reflected light will decrease the vehicle's visibility to other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V052000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 683

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020 X7 xDrive40i and X7 xDrive50i vehicles. The rear reflex reflectors may not reflect an adequate amount of light. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace both rear reflex reflectors, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 23, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 

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May 20, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V283000
Air Bags May Not Deploy in Rollover
If the safety systems do not deploy as intended in a roll over crash, it may increase the risk of injury.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V283000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 76

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020 X1 xDrive28i, X1 sDrive28i, X2 xDrive28i and X2 sDrive28i, 2020 MINI Clubman Cooper S All4, 2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door (Cooper, Cooper S, John Cooper Works and Cooper S E) and MINI Hardtop 4 Door (Cooper and Cooper S) vehicles. Due to a problem with the rollover sensor within the air bag control unit, in the event of a rollover crash, the head air bag, seat belt pretensioners and other safety systems, may not activate.

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag control unit, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin on July 13, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or MINI customer service at 1-866-825-1525.
 

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June 15, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V355000
Steering Gear Tie Rods May Become Damaged
A damaged or fractured tie rod may affect vehicle handling and control, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V355000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,779

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2019 Z4 sDrive30i, 2019-2020 330i xDrive, M340i and M340i xDrive, 2020 X3M and X4M, and Toyota Supra vehicles. In certain driving conditions, such as high temperatures and rough road surfaces, a steering gear tie rod may become damaged, possibly resulting in a fractured tie rod.

Remedy

BMW and Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear tie rods, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin August 7, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371.
 

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June 22, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V364000
Turbocharger Oil Feed and Return Lines May Leak
An oil leak in the presence of an ignition source such as hot engine or exhaust components can increase the risk of a fire.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V364000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.

Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected 88

Summary

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2020 C300, E350, and GLC300 vehicles equipped with turbocharged 4-cylinder gasoline engines. The screws that retain the turbocharger oil feed and return lines may not have been properly tightened, possibly resulting in an oil leak.

Remedy

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the turbocharger oil lines and tighten them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 21, 2020. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
 

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June 30, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V379000
Inaccessible Child Seat Tether Anchor/FMVSS 225
A child restraint system placed on the vehicle's rear middle seat without utilizing the three-point safety belt, could increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V379000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components CHILD SEAT

Potential Number of Units Affected 16

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020-2021 740Li, 740 Li xDrive, 750Li xDrive, M760Li xDrive, and Alpina B7 vehicles. The top child seat tether anchor on the rear middle seat may not be readily accessible. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 225, Section 6.1(b) "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems."

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will install a top tether anchor cover at the rear middle seating position. Until vehicles are remedied, owners will be instructed to utilize the outboard rear seating positions which are equipped with an accessible top tether anchor, or, the middle rear seating position and the vehicle's three-point safety belt. This recall is expected to begin August 24, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 
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