2018 BMW I3 Steering Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2018 BMW I3 Steering Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1586362
 Internal NHTSA #11234935
 ManufacurerBMW of North America, LLC
 BrandBMW
 ModelI3
 Model Year2018
 File date25/07/19
 ComponentSTEERING
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemIt's my 7th month driving brand new 2018 i3 bev. After got off the work today, the july 25th, 2019, the car started pulling to the left. I had no problem i thought i had a flat so i checked the tire pressure monitor and it was just fine. I realized that the steering wheel got heavier than usual and quite difficult to turn. It wouldn't stay center but kept moving to the left while being really heavy. Even on the flat pavement. I checked online and there are a lot of people complaining about this very issue with i3. Most of them said turning the car off and turn it back on usually fixes the problem but it's not always the case. Drivers with the same issue also say that it's a software problem as the i3's steering wheel is completely assisted by electrical motor, not a conventional way of how power steering wheel is operated. I feel disconcerted as this is directly related to the operation of the vehicle and safety. Some claimed that software upgrade may fix the problem but i feel strongly that bmw should step up and proactively fix the issue! This is dangerous!
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure6500
Number of Occurences
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateLA CRESCENTA, CA
VIN pattern WBY7Z2C5XJVXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons
No. of fatalities
 Date of purchase16/10/21
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders
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Transmission type
 Vehicle speed30
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's name
 Dealer's telephone number
 Dealer's city
 Dealer's state code
 Dealer's ZIP code
  • 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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