Incorrectly Manufactured Gearbox Compromises Steering in BMW Vehicles

Incorrectly Manufactured Gearbox Compromises Steering in BMW Vehicles
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January 14, 2016

Doubts over steering capability has prompted a recall from BMW of North America.

The automaker is recalling model year 2016 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2 Door vehicles and BMW X1 Sports Activity Vehicles (SAV). 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.

The manufacturer's recall applies to one of each of the listed models.

BMW will replace the steering gearbox, free of charge. Affected vehicles are located in dealer inventory and will be remedied before customer retail. The recall began on December 28, 2015.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.