BMW of North America has just issued a recall for the new 2011 BMW X3. Produced at the factory in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the new X3 is facing a recall over an issue with the control module in the electric power steering.
The malfunction may result in a loss of power steering.
The recall affects the X3 models built between April 27, 2011 and June 8, 2011, totaling 50 vehicles. The owners are being notified and the local dealerships will repair the control module free of charge.
Vehicle Make / Model: BMW / X3
Model Year(s): 2011
Manufacturer: BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC
Mfr’s Report Date: JUN 28, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V341000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 50
BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 X3 PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 27, 2011, THROUGH JUNE 8, 2011. A CONTROL MODULE IN THE ELECTRIC POWER STEERING (EPS) UNIT MAY MALFUNCTION, RESULTING IN A SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER STEERING ASSISTANCE.
SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER STEERING ASSISTANCE COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
BMW WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW CUSTOMER RELATIONS AND SERVICES AT 1-800-525-7417.
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .[Source: NHTSA via Autoblog ]