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Crash Test Data for 2018 BMW

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Service Bulletins for 2018 BMW

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Recalls for 2018 BMW

2018 BMW 230I
NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:02/22/2017 - 10/17/2017
Potential Units Affected:3188

Defect Description:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 230i, 230i xDrive, M240i, M240i xDrive, M2, and X3 xDrive 30i SAV vehicles. These vehicles may have an error in the software for the instrument panel, causing the display to not properly illuminate. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 101, "Control and Displays."

Consequence:

If the display does not illuminate during start up or does not illuminate various control and warning symbols while driving, it can increase the risk of a crash.

Action:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument cluster display software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
2018 BMW 430I
NHTSA Campaign ID:SEAT BELTS:FRONT
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:07/07/2017 - 07/25/2017
Potential Units Affected:67

Defect Description:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 430i, 430i xDrive, 440i, 440i xDrive, and M4 convertible vehicles. The Emergency Locking Retractors (ELR) within the front seat belt assemblies may have been produced with incompatible vehicle-sensitive locking mechanism housings.

Consequence:

If the vehicle has an incompatible vehicle-sensitive locking mechanism, the seat belt may not restrain the seat occupant in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Action:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary replace, the front seat belt assemblies, free of charge. The recall began October 13, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
2018 BMW 440I
NHTSA Campaign ID:SEAT BELTS:FRONT
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:07/07/2017 - 07/25/2017
Potential Units Affected:67

Defect Description:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 430i, 430i xDrive, 440i, 440i xDrive, and M4 convertible vehicles. The Emergency Locking Retractors (ELR) within the front seat belt assemblies may have been produced with incompatible vehicle-sensitive locking mechanism housings.

Consequence:

If the vehicle has an incompatible vehicle-sensitive locking mechanism, the seat belt may not restrain the seat occupant in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Action:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary replace, the front seat belt assemblies, free of charge. The recall began October 13, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
2018 BMW I3
NHTSA Campaign ID:AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:09/01/2013 - 11/14/2017
Potential Units Affected:32000

Defect Description:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014-2018 BMW i3 electric and hybrid electric vehicles. Unbelted, small adult, drivers may be at a higher risk of neck injury in the event of a frontal crash. These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."

Consequence:

During a frontal impact, unbelted, small adult, drivers could be at a higher risk of neck injury.

Action:

BMW will notify owners. The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at the dedicated i3 recall number 1-855-269-3361.
2018 BMW M2
NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:02/22/2017 - 10/17/2017
Potential Units Affected:3188

Defect Description:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 230i, 230i xDrive, M240i, M240i xDrive, M2, and X3 xDrive 30i SAV vehicles. These vehicles may have an error in the software for the instrument panel, causing the display to not properly illuminate. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 101, "Control and Displays."

Consequence:

If the display does not illuminate during start up or does not illuminate various control and warning symbols while driving, it can increase the risk of a crash.

Action:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument cluster display software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
2018 BMW M240I
NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:02/22/2017 - 10/17/2017
Potential Units Affected:3188

Defect Description:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 230i, 230i xDrive, M240i, M240i xDrive, M2, and X3 xDrive 30i SAV vehicles. These vehicles may have an error in the software for the instrument panel, causing the display to not properly illuminate. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 101, "Control and Displays."

Consequence:

If the display does not illuminate during start up or does not illuminate various control and warning symbols while driving, it can increase the risk of a crash.

Action:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument cluster display software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
2018 BMW M4
NHTSA Campaign ID:SEAT BELTS:FRONT
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:07/07/2017 - 07/25/2017
Potential Units Affected:67

Defect Description:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 430i, 430i xDrive, 440i, 440i xDrive, and M4 convertible vehicles. The Emergency Locking Retractors (ELR) within the front seat belt assemblies may have been produced with incompatible vehicle-sensitive locking mechanism housings.

Consequence:

If the vehicle has an incompatible vehicle-sensitive locking mechanism, the seat belt may not restrain the seat occupant in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Action:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary replace, the front seat belt assemblies, free of charge. The recall began October 13, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
2018 BMW M760LI
NHTSA Campaign ID:ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:05/10/2016 - 06/01/2017
Potential Units Affected:206

Defect Description:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2017-2018 M760Li xDrive vehicles. The affected vehicles may have had incorrect engine oil cooler line installed, causing an oil leak in the engine compartment.

Consequence:

If oil leaks onto the front brake discs, a greater distance may be needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine oil cooler line, free of charge. The recall began August 11, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417. Note: This recall supersedes recall 17V-240.
2018 BMW X3
NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:01/18/2017 - 11/08/2017
Potential Units Affected:3188

Defect Description:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 230i, 230i xDrive, M240i, M240i xDrive, M2, and X3 xDrive 30i SAV vehicles. These vehicles may have an error in the software for the instrument panel, causing the display to not properly illuminate. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 101, "Control and Displays."

Consequence:

If the display does not illuminate during start up or does not illuminate various control and warning symbols while driving, it can increase the risk of a crash.

Action:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument cluster display software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
2018 BMW X5
NHTSA Campaign ID:SUSPENSION
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:10/03/2017 - 10/17/2017
Potential Units Affected:33

Defect Description:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW X5 SAV, X5 M SAV, X6 SAV, and X6 M SAV vehicles. Bolts that secure the front suspension may not have been properly tightened.

Consequence:

Loose bolts can affect the performance of the suspension, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the wishbone suspension bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
2018 BMW X5 M
NHTSA Campaign ID:SUSPENSION
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:10/03/2017 - 10/17/2017
Potential Units Affected:33

Defect Description:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW X5 SAV, X5 M SAV, X6 SAV, and X6 M SAV vehicles. Bolts that secure the front suspension may not have been properly tightened.

Consequence:

Loose bolts can affect the performance of the suspension, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the wishbone suspension bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
2018 BMW X6
NHTSA Campaign ID:SUSPENSION
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:10/03/2017 - 10/17/2017
Potential Units Affected:33

Defect Description:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW X5 SAV, X5 M SAV, X6 SAV, and X6 M SAV vehicles. Bolts that secure the front suspension may not have been properly tightened.

Consequence:

Loose bolts can affect the performance of the suspension, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the wishbone suspension bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
2018 BMW X6 M
NHTSA Campaign ID:SUSPENSION
Manufacturer:BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacture Dates:10/03/2017 - 10/17/2017
Potential Units Affected:33

Defect Description:

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW X5 SAV, X5 M SAV, X6 SAV, and X6 M SAV vehicles. Bolts that secure the front suspension may not have been properly tightened.

Consequence:

Loose bolts can affect the performance of the suspension, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the wishbone suspension bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.