Unexpected Loss of Power Steering Assistance
Suspension & Steering, June 28, 2011
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Our Quick Take:
Fifty vehicles are being recalled because they could unexpectedly lose power steering assist. Sudden loss of power steering assist could increase the risk of a crash.
What Should You Do?
This should be considered a high priority recall. Power steering assistance could be lost without warning. Please contact your BMW dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
Fifty vehicles may have a control module in the electric power steering (EPS) unit that could malfunction, resulting in a sudden loss of power steering assistance. Sudden loss of power steering assistance could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will perform the repairs necessary to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin during July of 2011.
Manufacturer's Report Date:
June 28, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected:
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 .
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration