Recall 12V302000

Potential Loss of Power Steering Assist

Recall Details

Fluctuation of the electrical current within the electric power steering assist system can occur. This can lead to sudden loss of power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the steering assistance module on affected vehicles to correct this concern.

Our Quick Take

Certain vehicles are being recalled because a sudden loss of electric power steering assist can occur. This can lead to sudden loss of power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

BMW will notify owners of affected vehicles during July 2012. If you notice problems with your power steering assist, or if you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, June 28, 2012

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 28, 2012
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
162
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
12V302000
Component
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Summary
BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 1-SERIES ACTIVE E AND MODEL YEAR 2012 Z4 VEHICLES. VARIATIONS IN ELECTRICAL CURRENT MAY OCCUR WITHIN THE ELECTRIC POWER STEERING ASSISTANCE SYSTEM, LEADING TO SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER STEERING ASSISTANCE.
Consequence
SUDDEN LOSS OF STEERING ASSISTANCE MAY INCREASE THE STEERING EFFORT REQUIRED TO CONTROL THE DIRECTION OF A VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
BMW WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STEERING ASSISTANCE MODULE, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW CUSTOMER RELATIONS AT 1-800-525-7417.
Notify
CUSTOMERS MAY 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.
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