Recall roundup: BMW 1-Series ActiveE image

The German based automaker BMW has recently announced a recall for the 1-Series ActiveE in the United States because of a problem with the drivetrain.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 360 units of the BMW 1-Series ActiveE will be affected by this recall in the United States and owners of the model will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the drivetrain problem fixed. The affected vehicles have been produced between the 17th of August, 2011, and the 19th of December, 2011.

“BMW is recalling certain model year 2011 1-Series ActiveE passenger vehicles manufactured August 17, 2011, through December, 19, 2011. Due to an insufficient sealing of the drivetrain housing assembly there may be a lack of grease lubrication on the gear shaft that transfers power from the electric motor to the transmission”, as the NHTSA is saying in its summary of the problem.

Owners of the 1-Series ActiveE will be notified by telephone and dealers will inspect the drivetrain connection and make the necessary repairs. The recall will begin this month. Meanwhile, owners are being advised to contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.

Source: NHTSA