Next month BMW will recall 2,907 imported and domestically produced vehicles in China.
There will be two phases of this recall. In the first one the company will recall 2,712 3-Series vehicles and 114 X1 vehicles produced in China between November 2010 and February 2012, while the second phase will focus on 195 imported Z4 models manufactured in late 2011. All the cars are recalled due to a suspected flaw with their steering control system, which may stop the power steering system from initializing correctly. The driver will be alerted by the error when the warning light on the dashboard turns on.
The BMW certified dealerships will inspect and replace the steering system, so all threats to safety will be eliminated. All the changes will be made free of charge. Owners of affected cars will be contacted by the certified dealerships beginning August 15th to schedule appointment dates. The cars will be recalled by BMW (China) Automotive Trading Ltd. and BMW Brilliance Automotive, which is a JV by the BMW Group and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings.