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Recall 16V704000

Electronic Power Steering Control Unit Fire Hazard

Recall Details

The electronic power steering (EPS) control unit may have improperly welded electrical contacts. This could cause excessive resistance and a fire hazard. Dealers will replace the EPS unit free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The electronic power steering control unit may have electrical contacts that may not have been welded properly. This could cause a fire hazard.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your BMW must be performed by a BMW dealership. BMW will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). 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.

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, October 3, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 3, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V704000
Component
STEERING
Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling one model year 2017 BMW X3 xDrive 28i vehicle manufactured on June 7, 2016. This vehicle has electronic power steering (EPS), and the contact pins on the EPS control unit may not have been welded properly resulting in increased resistance.
Consequence
An increase in pin contact resistance can increase the risk of a fire, even while the vehicle is parked and ignition is off.
Remedy
BMW will notify the owner, and a dealer will replace the EPS system, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. 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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