BMW of North America is recalling 42 2015-2016 BMW M3 sedans and 2016 BMW M4 coupes and convertibles for a potential driveshaft problem. BMW discovered the issue during internal quality control procedures.

“The affected vehicles have a driveshaft with a slip-joint that may not have been filled with grease,” said National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “As a result, the slip-joint may fail over time. If the slip-joint fails, there would be a loss of power to the rear axle and the vehicle would stop moving, increasing the risk of a crash.”


No injuries or accidents are linked to the recall.

“If you hear a loud clunking noise, or if you suddenly lose power, your vehicle may be experiencing this issue,” said BMW in a document filed with NHTSA. “If this occurs, you should carefully move away from traffic and pull over to a safe location as soon as possible.”

In this instance, owners can contact BMW roadside assistance at 1-800-332-4269 to have the vehicle brought to the nearest BMW dealer. The recall is expected to begin on January 8. Owners can contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.