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Our Quick Take:
Certain aftermarket hitch style bicycle racks may cause injury.
What Should You Do?
BMW will notify customers of affected units beginning September 13, 2007. If you have not been contacted, think you may have an affected unit and fall under this recall. You should contact your local dealership. It is helpful to have your VIN Vehicle Identification Number ready when doing so.
Certain aftermarket BMW bike carriers, P/N 82110393954, sold for use on 2005 BMW X3 and X5 vehicles. A pinch bolt exists between the bike arm bracket and the upright assembly of the hitch style bicycle rack. When moving the bike arm bracket to its down position, the pinch point has the potential of causing severe injury to the users finger or hand. BMW will provide a repair kit and instructions on repair. The campaign # is 07E069000