BMW Recall: Driveshaft Problem in Select M3 & M4 Models

Published 2 years ago — by Lisa Federico

Now Hear This! BMW Recall

Now Hear This! BMW Recall
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BMW, N.A. has issued a recall of approximately 42 M3 and M4 model vehicles due to a driveshaft problem.

Which BMW models are affected by the recall?

2015-2016 BMW M3 sedans and 2016 BMW M4 coupes and convertibles.

What causes the driveshaft problem?

The slip-joint may have not been filled with grease after leaving the factory, and may fail over time. This would cause loss of power to the rear axle and the vehicle would stop. This increases the risk of a crash.

Are there any known accidents attributed to the defect?

At this time, BMW is not aware of any accidents or injuries due to the related problem.

What do I do if my car is one of those affected?

BMW will begin notifying all owners affected by the recall on January 8, 2016. BMW will inspect the components and replace the driveshaft if needed, free of charge.

If your BMW is part of this recall and you have not been notified, call your local, independent BMW repair shop to schedule an appointment to have your BMW checked and serviced for the defect.


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