The 2011 BMW X3 is on sale just for a couple of months, though it already faces a stop over a potentially critical problem.
According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a carry out procedure in a crossover’s electric energy steering complement might malfunction, ensuing in a detriment of energy steering.
This affects X3s built in between Apr 27, 2011 as well as Jun 8, 2011 – 50 vehicles in sum – as well as owners will be told inside of a entrance weeks.
BMW dealers will correct a carry out procedure giveaway of charge, ensuring which a X3′s steering never goes berserk whilst out upon a road.
Below you can find NHTSA’s central release.
Vehicle Make / Model: BMW / X3
Model Year(s): 2011
Manufacturer: BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC
Mfr’s Report Date: JUN 28, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V341000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 50
BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 X3 PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 27, 2011, THROUGH JUNE 8, 2011. A CONTROL MODULE IN THE ELECTRIC POWER STEERING (EPS) UNIT MAY MALFUNCTION, RESULTING IN A SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER STEERING ASSISTANCE.
SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER STEERING ASSISTANCE COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
BMW WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW CUSTOMER RELATIONS AND SERVICES AT 1-800-525-7417.
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .