BMW Safety & Defect News

On 2018-07-30 13:36:03

A small number of BMW drivers will be contacted by the manufacturer regarding four separate recalls affecting vehicle braking, control, safety and structure. Below is a list of the NHTSA safety reports for these defects.

Reduced Brake Performance: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018-2019 BMW X3 sDrive30i, X3 xDrive30i, X3 M40i and certain 2019 X4 xDrive30i and X4 M40i vehicles. The rear brake caliper pistons on these vehicles may have an insufficient coating, potentially reducing rear brake performance. A reduction of braking performance can increase the risk of a crash.

Loss Of Vehicle Control: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 xDrive35d, and X6 sDrive35i vehicles. The pivot bolt on the front lower-left control arm may not have been properly hardened, which may cause the control arm to break. If the lower control arm breaks, vehicle handling and control can be affected.

Does Not Comply With NHTS Safety Standards: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i and X3 M40i vehicles. The rear turn signals on the outboard side panel will illuminate red, while the inboard turn signals simultaneously illuminate amber. These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Motorcycle Side Stand & Frame Damage: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2017-2018 BMW G310R and 2018 BMW G310GS motorcycles. Over time, repeated use and loading of the side stand could cause damage to the side stand and the motorcycle's frame. Damage to the side stand and/or frame may result in the motorcycle unexpectedly falling over while it is stationary.

Those receiving notices will be asked to return to their dealerships for the appropriate repairs. Owners can contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 for more information.