BMW is recalling thousands of vehicles over a possible taillight problem, the company has announced.
According to the German automaker, the 2018 and 2019 BMW X1 SUVs come with hardware used to attack the taillights to the body that do not necessarily meet the supplier’s specifications. If that’s the case, oil might seep into the light housing, causing the attachment brackets to crack. The firm said that this will cause the lights to become loose, and that they may break free from its moorings as a result.
While the lights would not simply fall thanks to the wiring harness, they would be dangling, increasing the risk of an accident due to visibility issues.
BMW reported that the problem affects both the sDrive28i and xDrive28i trims. Units that may experience the taillight issues were produced between October 5, 2018 and January 18, 2019.
The company announced the issue for the first time in January 2019. It was in the distribution centers where staff noticed the problem. Despite the issue, the firm did not learn of any accidents or injuries associated with this problem.
At dealerships, staff should be able to secure the lamps so that they will not loosen in the future. This means that the issue is an easy one to fix. The company will be contacting impacted vehicle owners in late March.
While a defective taillight may seem harmless, it may cause night driving to become highly dangerous. Drivers who own cars impacted by this or similar defects should not ignore the potential dangers. Especially if they use their vehicles regularly.
You may read more about this recall by following this link. Contact BMW directly if you were impacted and do not wait until you are in a crash to act. Get your car to a dealership as soon as possible.