BMW Series 1 (2011 - 2016)

Production: 2014 - 2016 | Problems / tags:   

2013 BMW 1 Series
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Problem Description

The control unit of the electronic power steering may have been incorrectly manufactured. This may cause a fire even when the vehicle is parked. Furthermore, steering assistance might fail while driving.

The recall affects vehicles produced between 2011 and 2016.

Models: Series 1, Series 2, Series 3, Series 4, X3, X4, X5, X6, i8

Source: Alert A12/1587/16

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What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you’ll need the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for your car – this is a 17 characters code that appears on the chassis plate of your car or – on most UK-registered cars – in the bottom-left corner of your windscreen.

You should make contact with a BMW dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details. Usually that’ll be your nearest franchised dealership, or ‘main dealer’ as they’re sometimes known.

If you wish fully comprehensive vehicle check, with more than 80 data points about the history of the car, then we suggest going to HPI-Check, which provides information on a specific vehicle using also the vehicle registration number.

UK car-owners can easily make a pre-check by visiting DVLA website and entering your car registration number; it will also reveal your car’s current MOT status.

This notification is purely informative for the vehicle type you have selected. As these deficiencies often relate to specific components (engine type, bodywork, equipment), the recall may not apply to all vehicles of this type. First published in the Weekly overview reports of RAPEX notifications.


Check also our UK Recalls database
UK Recalls - BMW
Published by RAPEX 9. 12. 2016
Keywords   
Risk Fire
Make
Model
Type Hatchback
Production period 2014 - 2016
Type/number of model 1K4, 1K2, 1C, 3L, 3K, 3-V, 3K-N1, 3C, X3, X5, X6, X-N1, BMWi-2
Country of origin Germany
Alert submitted by Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in Ireland, Poland
Measures taken by economic operators Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
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