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Recall 16V653000

Rear Sub-frame Bolts Loosen

Recall Details

The rear sub-frame bolts may have been reused instead of being replaced during a previous service action, and as a result may not be secure. Dealers will replace the rear sub-frame bolts with new bolts free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The bolts to the rear sub-frame may loosen from being reused instead of being replaced during the performing of a previous service action. This could cause the rear suspension to be unstable, affecting driving handling and control. This could result in a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your BMW must be performed by a BMW dealership. BMW will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in October, 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 dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete 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, September 9, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 9, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
72
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V653000
Component
STRUCTURE
Summary
BMW North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2016 BMW M2 Coupe vehicles, 2015-2017 M3 Sedan vehicles and 2015-2016 M4 Coupe and M4 Convertible vehicles. During servicing of the rear differential for a prior service action, the rear sub-frame bolts may have been reused instead of being replaced. Reuse of the existing bolts may cause the bolts to loosen.
Consequence
Loose rear sub-frame bolts may adversely affect vehicle handling and control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear sub-frame bolts with new bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 24, 2016. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
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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