Recall roundup: 2012 BMW 3-Series F30 image

The German based automaker BMW has recently announced a recall for the new generation of the 3-Series, codenamed the F30, because of a problem with the front headrests.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 7,600 units of the 2013 BMW 3-Series F30 will have to be taken back to the dealers because of a problem with the front headrests. The NHTSA is saying that the front headrests may unexpectedly move down and in case of a crash the risk of injury is being increased. Deliveries of the new generation BMW 3-Series have also been stopped on the affected vehicles since the 27th of April.

“They have front seat head restraints that exceed the downward movement limit of 25 mm in the highest position. In the event of a vehicle crash, the head restraint may unexpectedly move down slightly if it was adjusted to the fully extended position, increasing the risk of personal injury”, as the NHTSA is saying in its recalls summary of the problem.

The affected vehicles have been manufactured between the 19th of October 2011 and the 18th of March 2012. BMW said that no reports have been received of accidents or injuries related to this recall. Owners can contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.