BMW M3 Air Bags Recall | May 03, 2013

2013 BMW M3 Air Bags Recall | May 03, 2013

Bmw Is Recalling Certain Model Year 2002-2003 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi Sedans; 325ci And 330ci Coupes And Convertibles; 325it And 325xit Sports Wagons; And M3 Coupes And Convertibles To Address A Safety Defect In The Passenger Side Frontal Air Bag Which May Produce Excessive Internal Pressure Causing The Inflator To Rupture Upon Deployment Of The Air Bag.

In The Event Of A Crash Necessitating Deployment Of The Passenger’s Frontal Air Bag, The Inflator Could Rupture With Metal Fragments Striking And Potentially Seriously Injuring The Passenger Seat Occupant Or Other Occupants.

Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: Bmw Intends To Issue Initial Notifications To Owners Informing Them Of The Safety Defect In June 2013. Once Replacement Parts Are Available, Estimated For July, Bmw Will Notify Owners Again To Contact Their Dealers And Schedule A Replacement Of The Passenger Air Bag, Free Of Charge. Owners May Contact Bmw Customer Service At 1-800-525-7417 Or Email Bmw At Customerrelations@bmwusa.com.

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.

This recall was issued on May 03, 2013 for 2013 BMW M3, manufactured by BMW of North America, LLC, in response to Air Bags problems.

BMW M3 Power Train,clutch Assembly Recall | Nov 14, 2008

2008 BMW M3 Power Train,clutch Assembly Recall | Nov 14, 2008

Bmw Is Recalling 2,500 My 2008-2009 M3 Passenger Vehicles With An Optional Double Clutch Transmission. The Problem Involves The Double Clutch Gearbox. In A Situation Of Rapid Vehicle Deceleration, The Transmission Software May Perform A Multistage Downshift.

In That Situation, At Low Vehicle Speeds, It Is Possible For The Engine To Stall Increasing The Risk Of A Crash.

Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: Dealers Will Reprogram The Engine And Transmission Electronic Control Unit With Updated Software Free Of Charge. The Recall Began On December 3, 2008. Owners May Contact Bmw At 1-800-831-1117.

Customers May Also Contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline At 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), Or Go To Http://www.safercar.gov.

This recall was issued on Nov 14, 2008 for 2008 BMW M3, manufactured by BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC, in response to Power Train,clutch Assembly problems.

BMW M3 Air Bags,side/window Recall | Nov 15, 1999

1999 BMW M3 Air Bags,side/window Recall | Nov 15, 1999

Vehicle Description: Passenger Vehicles. These Vehicles Are Built With A Side Air Bag System Consisting Of Door-mounted Thorax Air Bags (rear Door Air Bags Are Optional), A Central Electronic Sensor And Diagnostic System, Left And Right Satellite Impact Sensors, And Associated Wiring. This System Is Unduly Sensitive To Certain Non-crash Impacts, Such As Contacting Large Potholes Or Curbs At Substantial Speed.

This Could Cause The Side Air Bag To Deploy Without An Actual Side Crash. In Addition, The Battery Safety Terminal (bst) Could Also Activate, Disconnecting The Starter Cable From The Battery. In This Case, The Vehicle’s Electrical System Could Continue To Operate And The Engine Would Continue To Run, But After Stopping, Could Not Be Restarted.

Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: Dealers Will Reprogram The Central Computer Control Module That Regulates The Performance Of All Of The Vehicle’s Occupant Protection Systems.

Owner Notification Began February 7, 2000. Owners Who Take Their Vehicles To An Authorized Dealer On An Agreed Upon Service Date And Do Not Receive The Free Remedy Within A Reasonable Time Should Contact Bmw At 1-800-831-1117. Also Contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Auto Safety Hotline At 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

This recall was issued on Nov 15, 1999 for 1999 BMW M3, manufactured by BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE, in response to Air Bags,side/window problems.

BMW M3 Parking Brake,conventional,mechanical,linkage And Cable Recall | July 31, 2001

2001 BMW M3 Parking Brake,conventional,mechanical,linkage And Cable Recall | July 31, 2001

Vehicle Description: Passenger Vehicles. The Two Screws That Secure The Parking Brake Cable Mounting Bracket To The Backing Plate Were Not Tightened Properly. As A Result, The Screws Could Loosen And Eventually Fall Into The Parking Brake Drum.

If This Were To Happen, The Cable Mounting Bracket Would No Longer Be Fixed To The Backing Plate And The Parking Brake Could No Longer Be Applied On That Side Of The Vehicle. It Is Also Possible That A Screw Could Lodge Within The Parking Brake Drum, Impairing The Free Movement Of The Drum. This Would Produce Noise, And Could Cause The Parking Brake On That Side To Lock Up While Driving.

Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: Dealers Will Replace The Parking Brake Cable Attaching Screws And Secure Them With The Proper Torque. Owner Notification Began October 4, 2001. Owners Who Take Their Vehicles To An Authorized Dealer On An Agreed Upon Service Date And Do Not Receive The Free Remedy Within A Reasonable Time Should Contact Bmw At 1-800-831-1117.

Also Contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Auto Safety Hotline At 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

This recall was issued on July 31, 2001 for 2001 BMW M3, manufactured by BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE, in response to Parking Brake,conventional,mechanical,linkage And Cable problems.

BMW M3 Visibility,power Window Devices And Controls Recall | Apr 29, 2003

2003 BMW M3 Visibility,power Window Devices And Controls Recall | Apr 29, 2003

On Certain Passenger Vehicles, The Window Lifting Anti-pinching Device Might Not Function Properly.

Occupants Could Be Pinched By A Window That Is Being Closed.

Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: Dealers Will Inspect, And If Necessary, Replace The Electronic Control Unit For The Window Lifting Anti-pinching Device. Owner Notification Began May 27, 2003. Owners Who Take Their Vehicles To An Authorized Dealer On An Agreed Upon Service Date And Do Not Receive The Free Remedy Within A Reasonable Time Should Contact Bmw At 1-800-831-1117.

Customers Can Also Contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Auto Safety Hotline At 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

This recall was issued on Apr 29, 2003 for 2003 BMW M3, manufactured by BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE, in response to Visibility,power Window Devices And Controls problems.

BMW M3 Visibility,defroster/defogger System,windshield,heater Core Recall | Feb 01, 1993

1993 BMW M3 Visibility,defroster/defogger System,windshield,heater Core Recall | Feb 01, 1993

The Malfunction Or Failure Of A Coolant System Component Results In Significantly Increased Coolant Temperature And A Resulting Increase In System Pressure.

Vehicles Operated Under This Increased Cooling Systempressure Condition Can Suffer Damage Or Failure Of Parts Of The Cooling Systemsuch As (1) Leakage From A Coolant Hose, (2) Leakage Of The Radiator Orexpansion Tank, (3) Disconnection Of A Hose From A Pipe Or A Fitting, And (4)cracks In The Heater Core End Piece Resulting In Coolant Leakage. In Some Cases,boiling Coolant Can Contact The Lower Right Leg Of The Driver Resulting Inburns. Also, Escaping Coolant In The Passenger Compartment Can Cause Vaporfogging Of The Interior Surface Of The Windows, Reducing Driver Visibility.

Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: Dealers Will Install A Thermostatic Bypass Valve In The Engine Compartment To Control Coolant Temperature In The Heater Core. Also, A New Design Radiator Cap Will Be Installed, To Control Pressure And Provide Greater Coolant Overflow In The Event Of Overheating.

System: Coolant System.vehicle Description: Passenger Cars.

This recall was issued on Feb 01, 1993 for 1993 BMW M3, manufactured by BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE, in response to Visibility,defroster/defogger System,windshield,heater Core problems.

BMW M3 Service Brakes, Hydraulic,switches,brake Light Recall | July 01, 1996

1996 BMW M3 Service Brakes, Hydraulic,switches,brake Light Recall | July 01, 1996

The Brake Light Switch Can Fail Allowing The Switch To Remain In The “brake Lights Off” Position Or In The “brake Lights On” Position.

If This Happens, The Brake Lights Either Will Not Operate Or Will Be Continuously On, Regardless Of Brake Pedal Position. Following Drivers Would Not Be Able To Determine Whether The Vehicle Is Stopping, Increasing The Potential For A Vehicle Accident.

Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: Dealers Will Replace The Existing Brake Light Switch With A Newly Designed Switch.

System: Brakes; Hydraulic; Switch; Brake Light. Vehicle Description: Passenger Vehicles. Owner Notification: Owner Notification Is Expected To Begin August 5, 1996. Note: Owners Who Take Their Vehicles To An Authorized Dealer On An Agreed Upon Service Date And Do Not Receive The Free Remedy Within A Reasonable Time Should Contact Bmw At 1-800-831-1117. Also Contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Auto Safety Hotline At 1-800-424-9393.

This recall was issued on July 01, 1996 for 1996 BMW M3, manufactured by BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE, in response to Service Brakes, Hydraulic,switches,brake Light problems.

BMW M3 Seat Belts,front,anchorage Recall | Aug 10, 1994

1994 BMW M3 Seat Belts,front,anchorage Recall | Aug 10, 1994

In A Fmvss No. 208 30 Miles-per-hour Compliance Test, An Unbelted Test Driver Dummy’s Chest Maximum Resultant Acceleration Was 70.8 G’s, Which Exceeds The Maximum Allowable Value Of 60 G’s. Also, The Unbelted Passenger Dummy’s Left Femur Maximum Load Was 2361 Lbs, Which Exceeds Maximum Allowable Value Of 2250 Lbs. The Vehicles Do Not Comply With Fmvss No. 208, “occupant Crash Protection.”

Consequence Of Non-compliance: In The Event Of An Accident, The Occupant Will Be Subjected To An Increased Risk Of Injury.

Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: On Automatic Transmission Models Only, The Dealer Will Replace The Transmission Support Crossmember With A Crossmember Used On The Manual Transmission Model. Also, The Transmission Rear Bushing Supports Will Be Replaced With Bushing Having Different Performance Characteristics. The Steering Column Front Support Bearing At The Firewall Will Be Replaced With A Modified Part Using A Teflon Inner Surface And Teflon Spray Will Be Applied To The Column Housing In The Area Of The Bearing. A Brace Will Be Added Between The Knee Bolster Support And The Steering Column.

System: Interior Systems; Passive Restraints; Air Bag; Driver; Fmvss N0. 208.vehicle Description: Passenger Cars, Models 325i, 325ia, 325is, 325sa, And M3.note: If Your Vehicle Is Presented To An Authorized Dealer On An Agreed Upon Service Date And The Remedy Is Not Provided Free Of Charge Within A Reasonable Time Or The Remedy Does Not Correct The Noncompliance, Please Contact Bmw Service Center At 1-800-831-1117. Also, Contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Auto Safety Hotline At 1-800-424-9393.

This recall was issued on Aug 10, 1994 for 1994 BMW M3, manufactured by BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE, in response to Seat Belts,front,anchorage problems.

BMW M3 Vehicle Speed Control Recall | Aug 19, 1997

1997 BMW M3 Vehicle Speed Control Recall | Aug 19, 1997

The Cruise Control And Throttle Cables Are Attached To The Same Throttle Valve Actuating Lever At The Throttle Housing. It Is Possible That The Plastic Bushing On Either Cable Could Break Due To Environmental Influences Coupled With Vibration. If The Bushing Breaks, The Outer Cable Housing Can Separate From The Bushing. In This Case, During Application Of The Throttle Pedal Without Cruise Control Being Engaged, The Outer Tube Could Catch On The Edge Of The Broken Bushing.

This Could Cause The Throttle Valve To Remain Partially Open. It His Were To Occur, The Car Might Not Decelerate As Expected Increasing The Risk Of A Vehicle Crash.

Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: Dealers Will Install A Spring Steel Clip On The Outer Tube Of Each Cable In The Area Of The Adjusting Screw And Plastic Bushing. The Clip Is Designed To Prevent The Outer Tube From Dislodging From The Bushing.

Owner Notification Is Expected To Begin By The End Of October 1997. Owners Who Take Their Vehicles To An Authorized Dealer On An Agreed Upon Service Date And Do Not Receive The Free Remedy Within A Reasonable Time Should Contact Bmw At 1-800-831-1117.also Contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Auto Safety Hotline At 1-800-424-9393.

This recall was issued on Aug 19, 1997 for 1997 BMW M3, manufactured by BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE, in response to Vehicle Speed Control problems.

BMW M3 Engine And Engine Cooling,cooling System Recall | Aug 04, 1998

1998 BMW M3 Engine And Engine Cooling,cooling System Recall | Aug 04, 1998

Vehicle Description: Passenger Vehicles. A Malfunction Or Failure Of A Coolant System Component, Such As A Thermostat, Water Pump, Or Fan Belt, Can Result In Significantly Increased Coolant Temperature And System Pressure. If The Indications Of A Critical Overheating Condition Is Not Noticed By The Driver, It Is Possible That Damage To, Or Failure Of, A Coolant System Component Could Occur.

If A Crack Were To Form Or A Seam Were To Separate In The Heater Core End Piece, Hot Coolant Could Suddenly Be Expelled, Increasing The Risk Of Personal Injury To A Vehicle Occupant.

Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: Dealers Will Install A New Design Radiator Cap To Control Pressure And Provide Greater Coolant Overflow In The Event Of Overheating.

Owner Notification Began March 31, 1999. Owners Who Take Their Vehicles To An Authorized Dealer On An Agreed Upon Service Date And Do Not Receive The Free Remedy Within A Reasonable Time Should Contact Bmw At 1-800-831-1117.also Contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Auto Safety Hotline At 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

This recall was issued on Aug 04, 1998 for 1998 BMW M3, manufactured by BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE, in response to Engine And Engine Cooling,cooling System problems.