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Recall Roundup: BMW Recalls More Than 1.4 Million Vehicles to Address Wiring, Electrical Issues

Recall Roundup: BMW Recalls More Than 1.4 Million Vehicles to Address Wiring, Electrical Issues

By Joseph Dobrian, November 07, 2017

During the past week, various automakers issued recalls of light passenger vehicles, from the 2006-2011 and 2015-2018 model years. The largest recalls come from BMW of North America (BMW), affecting a total of 1,433,336 vehicles. Volkswagen Group of America (VW), General Motors (GM), Nissan North America (Nissan), Subaru of America (Subaru), and Toyota Motor (Toyota) vehicles were also recalled.

2011 BMW X3 photoDetails for each safety recall follow, in alphabetical order by car brand.

2017-2018 Audi A4 Sedan, Allroad, Sportback

  • Number of vehicles affected: 31,323
  • Issue: The aluminum trim on the front and rear doors can come loose from around the door speakers, leaving sharp edges exposed.
  • Remedy: VW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the speaker cover aluminum trim free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin in November 2017. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 70G6
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V675000


2006-2011 BMW 3 Series

  • Number of vehicles affected: 672,775
  • Issue: The affected vehicles include certain 2006-2011 323i, 325i, 325xi, 328i, 328xi, 330i, 330xi, 335i, 335xi, and M3; 2007-2011 328i xDrive, 335i xDrive, and 335is; and 2009-2011 335d models. The wiring and electrical connectors for the system that controls air flow for the heating and air conditioning system may overheat.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wiring and electrical connectors free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin December 18, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V676000


2008-2011 BMW 1 Series
2007-2011 BMW 3 Series
2007-2011 BMW 5 Series
2007-2011 BMW X3
2007-2011 BMW X5
2007-2011 BMW Z4

  • Number of vehicles affected: 740,561
  • Issue: The affected vehicles include certain 2008-2011 128i and 2007-2011 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 525i, 525xi, 528i, 528xi, 530i, 530xi, X3 3.0si, X3 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive30i, Z4 3.0i, Z4 3.0si, and Z4 sDrive30i models. The heater for the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve may short circuit.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the PCV valve heater, free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin December 18, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V683000


2015-2016 Chevrolet Colorado
2015-2016 Chevrolet Volt
2015-2016 GMC Canyon

  • Number of vehicles affected: 16
  • Issue: The driver's frontal air bag may improperly inflate during second-stage deployment in the event of a high-speed crash.
  • Remedy: GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin November 10, 2017. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 17387
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V621000


2017-2018 Infiniti QX30

  • Number of vehicles affected: 17,507
  • Issue: The driver's air bag may unexpectedly deploy due to insufficient grounding of the steering components if an electrostatic discharge occurs and the air bag clock spring is broken.
  • Remedy: Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will add sufficient grounding to the steering components free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin December 18, 2017. Owners may contact Infiniti customer service at 1-800-622-6200, option 7.
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V691000


2015 Subaru WRX, WRX/STI

  • Number of vehicles affected: 9,178
  • Issue: The affected vehicles feature an optional factory-installed subwoofer in the trunk. Items in the trunk may cause the subwoofer wiring to contact the subwoofer metal frame, possibly resulting in an electrical short.
  • Remedy: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the subwoofer wire, install a wire retainer clip, and, as necessary, replace the subwoofer free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall began October 31, 2017. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783.
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: WTQ-76
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V625000


2016 Toyota Prius

  • Number of vehicles affected: 6
  • Issue: A capacitor within the hybrid system may not have been properly bolted to the inverter housing.
  • Remedy: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inverter free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin by early December 2017. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
  • Manufacturer recall number: H0U
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V658000

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