Recall roundup: 2012 BMW Z4 and 2011 BMW 1-Series Active E image

The German based automaker BMW has recently announced a recall for the 2012 Z4 and the 2011 1-Series Active E models because of a problem with the electrical power steering system.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, only 162 units of the 2011 BMW 1-Series Active E coupes and 2012 BMW Z4 roadsters will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers. The NHTSA is saying that there is a problem with the models’ electrical power steering in which electrical current variations may occur, leading to sudden loss of power steering. BMW owners and dealers will be notified this month. Owners can contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.

As a quick reminder, the BMW Z4 is a two-seater which has been in production ever since 2002, replacing the Z3. The BMW Z4 E89 is being made since 2009 in Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany, and it’s coming as a two-door roadster, being 4,239 mm long, 1,790 mm wide and 1,291 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,496 mm. the current Z4 has a choice of four engines and the same number of transmissions and it can weigh between 1,470 kg (3,241 lbs) and 1,585 kg (3,494 lbs).