A Grand Total Of Four BMWs Recalled As Transmission Issue Could Result In Roll-Away

A Grand Total Of Four BMWs Recalled As Transmission Issue Could Result In Roll-Away

Exactly one 2022 BMW 330i, one 2022 530i, one 2022 X3 xDrive 30i, and one 2022 X4 xDrive30i are the subject of a new recall from the German automaker.

The recall relates to the transmissions that, during supplier production, were not assembled according to specifications. One or more bolts may not have been fastened correctly (or at all), which could cause a leak, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports.

The supplier, ZF, used production records and vehicle assembly information to find the vehicles affected by this issue, which is impressive since they were made months apart. Although BMW is not aware of any injuries or incidents related to the issue, it could lead to an internal leak and result in a rollaway, which could cause a crash or an injury.

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BMW first became aware of the issue on January 13, when ZF told it that certain transmissions may not have been assembled correctly. The supplier had found one transmission mechatronics unit in which all of the required bolts were not present and an engineering review was initiated.

The supplier review looked at production databases and found, not just which specific units had been misassembled, but exactly which bolts had potentially been omitted from their construction. On February 2, BMW initiated a voluntary recall.

BMW will notify owners of affected vehicles by phone and, if necessary, by First Class mail. They will be alerted to bring their vehicles into a BMW dealership where the transmission mechatronics unit will be replaced for free. BMW plans to start notifying owners on April 4.

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