Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) has recalled 241,000 3-Series cars in the U.S. because of a rear-light defect it says may cause crashes. The recall is for model years 2002-05 of the 325i, 325xi, 330i and 330xi cars. BMW told NHTSA that lights including tail, brake and turn signals may only work intermittently on the cars. This “reduces the ability to warn other motorists of the driver’s intentions” and “could cause a vehicle to crash without warning,” the company said.
BMW also recalled 120,000 diesel cars worldwide because of a defect that could cause filter heaters to keep running after engines are turned off. The rear-light problem affects cars only in the U.S., according to Andreas Lampka, a BMW spokesman, who says the defect has been fixed in 20,000 vehicles as part of regular maintenance.
There have been no accidents as a result of the problem, according to BMW. The diesel-filter issue risks draining the battery during winter months. About 2,000 X5 sport-utility vehicles are affected by the filter-heater issue in the U.S. The SUVs were built between September 2008 and April 2009. In other markets, some 1-, 5- and 7-Series cars are affected as well as X3 and X6 SUVs.
Contact us today for a free legal consultation with an experienced attorney.
Fields marked *may be required for submission.
If you would like to subscribe to the Jere Beasley Report digital edition, simply visit our Subscriptions page and provide the necessary information or call us at 800-898-2034.
Attorney Advertising - Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.