2013 BMW 320I Exterior Lighting Recall

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2013 BMW 320I Exterior Lighting Recall

 NHTSA Recall #110688
NHTSA Compaign #15V520000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerBMW of North America, LLC
 SupplierBMW
 BrandBMW
 Model320I
 Model Year2013
 ComponentEXTERIOR LIGHTING
 Date of notification07/10/15
 Begin date of manufacuring20/10/11
 End date of manufacturing24/06/15
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received17/08/15
 Report created17/08/15
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number108
Estimated number of affected units7727
 Defect summaryBmw north america, llc (bmw) is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 320i, 320xi, 328i, 328xi, 335i, 335xi, and activehybrid3 vehicles manufactured october 20, 2011, to june 22, 2015, 2014-2015 328xi sports wagon vehicles manufactured march 21, 2013, to march 17, 2015, 2014-2015 328d, 328xd vehicles manufactured june 28, 2013, to april 21, 2015, and 2014-2015 328xd sports wagon vehicles manufactured july 5, 2013, to april 21, 2015. The affected vehicles may have been programmed with new software that inadvertently makes the front side marker lights inoperative in conjunction with the parking lights or the headlights. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."
 Consequence summaryIf the side marker lights do not illuminate, the vehicle may be less visible at night, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionBmw will notify owners, and dealers will upload revised software to correct the issue, free of charge. The recall began on october 7, 2015. Owners may contact bmw customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or by email at [email protected] Com.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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