2011 BMW 328I Power Train Driveline Driveshaft Recall

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2011 BMW 328I Power Train Driveline Driveshaft Recall

 NHTSA Recall #71185
NHTSA Compaign #11V476000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerBMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC
 SupplierBMW
 BrandBMW
 Model328I
 Model Year2011
 ComponentPOWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT
 Date of notification14/10/11
 Begin date of manufacuring08/02/11
 End date of manufacturing29/07/11
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received15/09/11
 Report created20/09/11
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units190
 Defect summaryBmw is recalling certain model year 2011 328i xdrive and 335i xdrive vehicles manufactured from february 8, 2011, through july 29, 2011. The front driveshaft attachment bolts may not have been tightened to specification. If the bolts were not tightened to specification, they may become loose.
 Consequence summaryIf the bolts loosen, it could lead to a loss of power to the front wheels and ultimately a vehicle breakdown, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionBmw will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front driveshaft attachment bolts free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during october 2011. Owners may contact bmw customer relations and services at 1-800-525-7417.
 Recall notesOwners 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 .
  • 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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