A new BMW recall was published this week and it involves nearly 370 BMW vehicles. According to the recall and to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, BMW is warning owners not to drive their 2020 X3 sDrive30i, X3 xDrive30i, X3 M40i, X4 xDrive30i and X4 M40i vehicles until dealerships replace the front axle swivel bearings.
BMW says the swivel bearings may not have been properly heat treated during manufacturing, reducing their strength and possibly causing them to break, increasing the risk of a crash. Busted swivel bearings will cause a driver serious problems while trying to keep the vehicle under control, which is why BMW says to park the vehicles until they are repaired.
BMW has allegedly already contacted all the owners warning them to park the vehicles until dealerships replace the bearings. Dealers will replace the front-axle swivel bearings for free. BMW said it has instructed owners not to drive their vehicles.
Affected U.S. customers may call the automaker at 800-525-7417 and owners in Canada may call 800-567-2691, or the 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.