BMW has issued a second recall for the BMW i8, citing a potential problem with the dynamic stability control (DSC) system. The campaign is limited to just 16 units in the US market.
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BMW received a notification in November from its DSC hydraulic unit supplier of a possible manufacturing error. The problem is said to restrict movement of the hydraulic pistons, negatively affecting DSC performance.
BMW initially believed any hydraulic problems would be identified during routine pump-circuit checks at the assembly plant, however an investigation and driving tests apparently confirmed that the defect could be present in production vehicles without prior detection.
Service technicians have been instructed to inspect the DSC hydraulic unit and replace the component if necessary.
BMW expects the recall to start February 10.
RECALL Subject : Impaired Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) Functions
Report Receipt Date: DEC 28, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V882000
Component(s): ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16
All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
BMW I8 2015
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2015 i8 vehicles manufactured May 29, 2015, to June 5, 2015. Improperly drilled holes within the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) hydraulic unit may restrict one or more pistons impairing the DSC functions, including braking.
Impaired DSC functionality may negatively impact vehicle handling and braking and increase the risk of a crash.
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the DSC hydraulic unit, and replace if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 10, 2016. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.