What Should You Do If You Get a Recall?

July 30th, 2021 by

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What Should You Do If You Get a Recall?


When You Receive a Recall Notice

In the United States, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) issues recalls if a vehicle has mechanical problems that create a safety risk. To maintain safety standards, manufacturers voluntarily issue recalls so their drivers and their passengers stay safe.

When necessary, BMW recalls when a safety or emissions problem arises. If you receive notification of a recall, our service technicians at Vista BMW Coconut Creek can take care of it. We can conduct a BMW recall check in Coconut Creek, FL, too.

Safety and Emissions Issues with Some BMWs

The German automaker cares about its drivers, so it recalls vehicles because of safety and emissions issues. When the manufacturer issues a recall, it pays for the service. One common issue for manufacturers all over the world is the Takata Airbag Recall for models from 2000 to 2014.

Other safety recalls involve engine stalling, fuel pump failures, tail light problems, power brake assist issues, and child-restraint failures. Visit us in Coconut Creek to check for any BMW recalls by VIN for 2021 or before.

Why BMW Issues Recalls

Automakers issue recalls to keep drivers safe. Occasionally manufacturing problems arise, and car manufacturers do not know this until vehicles hit the road. Unfortunately, some of the problems come from parts and suppliers. While BMW strives to produce the best vehicles on the road, the automaker cannot always control the quality of the parts that enter their factories.

The Takata AirBag recall is one example of a supplier with faulty parts. Automakers from all over the world recalled millions of vehicles that had faulty airbags from Takata.

Models with Open Recalls

Several BMW models have active recalls for models that date back to 2000. The best way to determine if you have a BMW recall in 2021 is to visit Vista BMW Coconut Creek for a recall check. Please contact BMW customer service for additional help.

The most current recalls involve the 2021 3 Series, 4 Series, 5 Series, X1, X3, and Z4 for loss of power brake assist. The automaker strives to keep drivers safe, and power-brake assist is one of the popular driver’s assist features that comes standard on BMWs.

Other late-model open recalls include the 2015 2 Series, 3 Series, 4 Series for possible fuel-pump failure.

Bring Your Vehicle to Vista BMW in Coconut Creek

If you have one of the models that need recall work completed, we invite you to schedule your services at Vista BMW Coconut Creek.

We can check our vehicle identification number to find out if your 330i, 330i xDrive, M340i, or BMW 7 Series needs service. If you purchased a used vehicle, we can check if it has been recorded as having completion of a recall. We understand the inconvenience that recalls create, but when safety is an issue, BMW Group takes it seriously.

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