BMW of North America is recalling approximately 2,600 model-year 2016-17 BMW M3 sedans, model-year 2016-17 M4 and M4 GTS coupes, and model-year 2017 M4 convertibles. The units were produced between March 2 and September 30, 201 – 1,456 units are M3 sedans, 936 M4 coupes and 269 M4 convertibles.
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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “The connection between the driveshaft and the flange may fail” on certain M3s and M4s, “resulting in a loss of propulsion” and a higher risk of a crash.
Dealers will replace the driveshaft for free.
BMW will begin notifying owners Dec. 3. Owners can call the automaker at 800-525-7417, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.