Insufficient Sealing of Drivetrain Prompts Recall of BMW 1-Series ActiveE Vehicles
BMW is recalling certain model year 2011 1-Series ActiveE passenger vehicles. Due to an insufficient sealing of the drivetrain housing assembly there may be a lack of grease lubrication on the gear shaft that transfers power from the electric motor to the transmission.
Over time, the connection between the electric motor and the transmission may wear, possibly resulting in a sudden loss of vehicle propulsion. This could increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
All BMW 1-Series ActiveE vehicles included in this recall were manufactured from manufactured August 17, 2011, through December, 19, 2011.
BMW will notify the owners of all affected 1-Series vehicles by telephone, and dealers will inspect the drivetrain connection and update the sealing system. Any worn electric motor gearing will be replaced, free of charge.
For more information, consumers can contact BMW toll-free at 800-525-7417.