Vehicles Affected: Approximately 8,500 model-year 2013-16 BMW 3 Series sedans and model-year 2013-15 3 Series wagons
The Problem: The constant-velocity joint, which transfers power between the transfer case and the rear drive shaft, may become damaged, possibly resulting in loss of power to the rear wheels. Additionally, unintended rollaway may occur when the vehicle is parked after a loss of power to the rear wheels and the parking brake is not engaged. Either state increases the risk of a crash or an injury.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the constant-velocity joint and inspect the transfer case, replacing it if necessary, for free.
What Owners Should Do: BMW will begin notifying owners May 18. BMW owners can call the automaker at 800-525-7417, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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