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BMW X1 Recalls

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02/10/17 BMW of north america, llc (BMW) is recalling certain 2016-2017 x1 xdrive28i and x1 sdrive28i vehicles. the affected vehicles have an instrument panel that may not allow the front passenger air bag to deploy properly in the event of a crash.

In the event of a crash, if the front passenger air bag does not deploy properly, it can increase the risk of injury.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the instrument panel, free of charge. the recall began may 2017. owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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.
12/28/15 BMW of north america, llc (BMW) is recalling one model year 2016 mini cooper hardtop 2 door vehicle manufactured november 24, 2015, and one BMW x1 sports activity vehicle (sav) manufactured october, 19 2015. the steering gearbox may have been manufactured with incorrect parts.

A gearbox malfunction may cause a loss of vehicle control and increase the risk of a crash.

BMW will replace the steering gearbox, free of charge. affected vehicles are located in dealer inventory and will be remedied before customer retail. the recall began on december 28, 2015. owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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.
12/02/14 BMW of north america llc (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2014 BMW 328i xdrive sports wagon, 2012-2014 BMW 320i sedan, 328i sedan, 320i xdrive sedan, 328i xdrive sedan, 2012-2013 BMW 528i sedan, 528i xdrive sedan, 2013-2014 BMW x1 sdrive28i, x1 xdrive28i sports activity vehicle, 2013-2014 BMW x3 xdrive28i sports activity vehicle, 2012-2014 BMW z4 sdrive28i roadster, and 2014 BMW 428i coupe, and 428i xdrive coupe. due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail. note: this recall is an expansion of recall 13v-454.

A failure of the brake vacuum pump results in a reduction in braking power that could increase the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will install a locking ring in the camshaft to retain the camshaft seal disk in the proper location, free of charge. the recall began on december 2, 2014. owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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.
01/31/14 BMW of north america llc (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 320i, 328i, 320i xdrive, and 328i xdrive sedans; model year 2014 328i xdrive sports wagons; model year 2012-2013 528i and 528i xdrive sedans, model year 2013-2014 x1 sdrive28i and x1 xdrive28i vehicles and model year 2012-2014 z4 sdrive28i roadsters. due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail.

A failure of the brake vacuum pump results in a reduction in braking power that could increase the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will modify the vehicles to prevent insufficient vacuum pump lubrication, free of charge. the safety recall began on january 31, 2014. owners may contact BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at customerrelations@BMWusa.com.

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.
04/06/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning BMW of north america, llc (BMW) is recalling certain 2014 x1 sdrive28i, x1 xdrive28i and x1 xdrive35i vehicles. the affected vehicles may have battery positive (b+) cables that develop high resistance in the connections to the fuse box.

The high resistance may result in loss of the cable's electrical connection, possibly causing an engine stall and preventing the vehicle from restarting, increasing the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the b+ cable connector with one that is silver coated and better secure it to the fuse box, free of charge. the recall began april 3, 2017. owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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.
02/10/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning BMW of north america, llc (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2017 BMW 640i, 640i xdrive, 650i, 650i xdrive, m6, 535i, 535i xdrive, 430i, 430i xdrive, 440i, 440i xdrive, m4, x1 sdrive28i, x1 xdrive28i, i3, i8, rolls-royce dawn, mini clubman cooper, clubman cooper s, cooper all4, cooper s all4, mini 4-door cooper, cooper s, mini 2-door cooper, cooper s, john cooper works and 2016 BMW 528i, 528i xdrive, 535i, 535i xdrive, 550i, 550i xdrive, m5 and 535d vehicles. the affected vehicles have seat- mounted side air bag inflator initiators that may fail to ignite during a crash.

If the air bag inflator initiator fails to ignite, the seat-mounted air bag will not deploy, increasing the risk of injury.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag modules, free of charge. the recall began february 6, 2017. owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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.

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BMW X1 Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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