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Recalled:2001 BMW 315I 2001 BMW 335i

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today released a list of auto safety recalls announced in November and December 2000 and urged consumers to have the problems fixed promptly.

Bayerische Motoren Werke

Models: BMW 315I Year: 2001 BMW 335i Year: 2001

Number Involved: 1,914

Dates of Manufacture: September - October 2000

Defect: On certain passenger vehicles, the machine used to mount and inflate the tires on the wheels at the assembly plant may have damaged the inner rim flange of the wheels. This could lead to a sudden loss of air from the tire, affecting handling and vehicle control.

Remedy: Dealers will inspect the five wheels for possible damage. If damage from the mounting machine is found on any wheel, all five wheels will be replaced. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Dec. 22, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V383]