Latest BMW Recall Affects Certain X3 Vehicles with Active Lane Keeping Assistant
The steering wheel may be incompatible with the assistant function and may not detect if the driver's hands are off the wheel
BMW of North America has announced the recall of certain model year 2018-2019 BMW X3 xDrive30i, X3 sDrive30i, and X3 M40i vehicles equipped with the "Active Lane Keeping Assistant" option.
What's the problem?
The steering wheel on the affected vehicles may be incompatible with the lane keeping assistant function and may not detect if the driver's hands are off the wheel.
If the sensors do not properly detect that the driver's hands are off the wheel, the driver may not be alerted by one or more warning signals, increasing the risk of a crash.
What happens next?
BMW will notify owners of the recalled X3 vehicles beginning in July 2018. BMW dealers will then inspect the steering wheel, replacing it if necessary, free of charge.
Vehicle owners with additional questions or concerns about this recall should contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.