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Recall 14V648000

Driver's Exterior Rear View Mirror Incorrect For Vehicle

Recall Details

An improper driver's side exterior rear view mirror may be equipped with the vehicle, magnifying to show objects closer than they appear to be. Dealers will replace the driver's side exterior rear view mirror free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The driver's side exterior rear view mirror may not be proper for United States vehicle requirements, as they may show objects or vehicles closer than they appear. This could increase risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your BMW must be performed by a BMW dealership. BMW began notifying known owners of affected vehicles in November, 2014. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local BMW dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Body, Interior & Misc., October 16, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 16, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
53
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V648000
Component
VISIBILITY
Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2015 X3 and X4 Sports Activity Vehicles manufactured July 28, 2014 to July 29, 2014. The affected vehicles may have been produced with a driver's side exterior rearview mirror that was designed to meet non-US market requirements. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards No. 111, "Rearview Mirrors."
Consequence
The driver may not notice that vehicles viewed in the mirror are closer than they appear, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's side exterior rearview mirror, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 1, 2014. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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