Recall 15V887000

Steering Gearbox Defective

Recall Details

The steering gearbox may have been manufactured with improper parts, and may malfunction as a result. Dealers will replace the steering gearbox free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The steering gearbox may malfunction due to a manufacturing issue, resulting in a loss of vehicle control.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your BMW or Mini must be performed by a BMW or Mini dealership, respectively. BMW will notify owners of affected vehicles in January, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local BMW or Mini 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.

Suspension & Steering, December 30, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 30, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling one model year 2016 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2 Door vehicle manufactured November 24, 2015, and one BMW X1 Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) manufactured October, 19 2015. The steering gearbox may have been manufactured with incorrect parts.
A gearbox malfunction may cause a loss of vehicle control and increase the risk of a crash.
BMW will replace the steering gearbox, free of charge. Affected vehicles are located in dealer inventoryand will be remedied before customer retail. The recall began on December 28, 2015. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
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
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