All too often, automakers launch recalls associated with issues that aren’t quick or easy to fix. As a result, certain car owners will not have their vehicles repaired promptly, which could increase the risks associated with the vehicles in question.
The latest recall report comes from BMW and according to some reports, the campaign has been covered in mystery for a while.
The equipment issue that is being described as “obscure” brought the sales of the BMW i3 electric cars to a halt across the United States. According to the news reports, every single one of the i3 vehicles impacted by the recall have been recalled.
The main issue behind the recall is that after tests run by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, officials discovered that female drivers who are more than 5 feet tall and who weigh behind 100 and 110 pounds could be at a greater risk of experiencing neck injuries in the event of a frontal collision.
Unfortunately for all impacted vehicle owners, the company has yet to develop a remedy for this issue as the company hasn’t been able to reach out to impacted owners to let them know when the issue will be addressed.
According to BMW, the company has not been able to find the issue unveiled by the NHTSA. Still, the company added, the issue is being taken seriously and the company will have it addressed and fixed promptly.
Since the issue is tied to a design problem, experts are not sure how the problem will be addressed fully.
The recall impacted thousands of these vehicles, including all units from the 2014 through 2018 years. Consumers who own the recalled vehicles and who would like to know more about the recall should contact BMW directly to learn more about how this issue can be addressed.
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