BMW of North America will recall a handful of vehicles containing broken control arms.
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The Westwood, New Jersey-based manufacturer sent the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) a safety recall report on Sept. 28, 2018 stating they will recall 108 2019 BMW X6 sDrive35i, X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i, and X6M vehicles built between Sept. 10, 2018 and Sept. 20, 2018.
The affected vehicles were built with rear upper control arms with insufficiently hardened pivot bolts. This bolt can eventually break, compromising vehicle handling and control and increasing crash risk.
BMW stated in its recall chronology engineers noticed damaged control arms during vehicle assembly on Sept. 12, 2018. BMW contacted the control arm supplier, THK Rhythm Automotive of Tillsonburg, Canada, who discovered certain rear upper control arms didn’t undergo proper hardening procedures.
The supplier reviewed its records and determined the quantity and range of affected control arms, determining which vehicles received affected parts. BMW decided to conduct a voluntary safety recall on Sept. 21, 2018.
BMW will notify owners and dealers will replace both rear upper control arms for free. The recall will begin Nov. 12, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417. Consumers can also visit the NHTSA’s website and enter their VIN to see if their vehicle is included in any recalls.
Your vehicle’s manufacturer is legally required to fix any recalled problems for free. If the dealership refuses to fix the part or tries to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately. The Highway Safety Act of 1970, which created the NHTSA, requires car manufacturers to pay for the recall and replacement of a defective part.
If the manufacturer fails to repair, replace, repurchase, or provide your recalled vehicle’s loss value, they are violating the warranty and a lawyer may be able to assist you. Lemon law attorneys help their clients by dealing directly with the manufacturer on the clients’ behalf, working to promptly resolve the issue and get their clients back on the road. Thanks to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, attorneys can seek their fees directly from the manufacturer, meaning a client can obtain legal counsel without having to pay attorneys’ fees directly out of pocket.
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