BMW Issues Three Recalls for Certain Late-Model Sports Cars and SUVs

BMW Issues Three Recalls for Certain Late-Model Sports Cars and SUVs
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December 8, 2014

BMW issued three recalls this week for certain late-model sports cars and SUVs.

Model(s): 2014 i8
Problem: A bolt used to attach a ground cable between the tank and the vehicle chassis may not have been properly welded during manufacturing. An inadequate weld of the bolt to the fuel tank could cause a fuel leak. A fuel leak could cause a fire.

Actions and Remedy: BMW will contact affected owners and dealers will inspect and replace the fuel tank if necessary, free of charge.

Model(s): 2015 X5, equipped with optional real comfort seat

Problem: The left rear seatbelt attachment point in the affected vehicles may not have been sufficiently welded. In the event of a crash, the seatbelt attachment could break, increasing the risk of injury.

Actions and Remedy: BMW will notify affected owners, and dealers will replace the left rear seat frame, free of charge.

Model(s): 2015 X3 and X4

Problem: The affected vehicles may have been produced with a driver's side exterior rearview mirror that was designed to meet non-US market requirements. The driver may not notice that vehicles viewed in the mirror are closer than they appear, increasing the risk of a crash.

Actions and Remedy: BMW will notify affected owners, and dealers will replace the driver's side exterior rearview mirror, free of charge.

For more information about any of these recalls, owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.