Illustrative photo | source BMW
Published on 15. 05. 2021
Due to a manufacturing defect, the control plates of the backrest recliner in the second row of seats may break. In this case, the backrest may not be secured in the event of an accident, increasing the risk of injury to the rear passengers.
The BMW i3 models affected by this recall were manufactured between 19 February 2021 and 5 March 2021.
BMW recall code: 0052980100
Affected models: i3
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 1 282
Source: Rapex Alert 19/2021 A12/00652/21
What the owner should do?
If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate 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.
If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.
Check the vehicle's history
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
UK car-owners can easily make a pre-check by visiting DVLA website and entering the car registration number; it will also reveal the car’s current MOT status.