At some point, most people have thought about buying a new BMW. And whether you based your purchase on the combination of performance and appearance, the company’s commitment to the environment or the way you felt when you got behind the wheel, you should be happy with your vehicle.
Many Americans enjoy German engineering and the safety a BMW traditionally provides. But in some cases, the company fails to meet federal safety standards. If you own an X1 SUV, you may soon need to deal with a recall.
Check to see if your X1 is part of a BMW recall
Starting in July, BMW plans to recall more than 106,000 of its X1 SUVs manufactured between 2016 and 2019, due to inadequate B-pillar impact absorption in the event of a crash. While the manufacturer is not aware of any injuries related to this issue, they are working to develop a way to address this potential safety concern.
Some of the things you should consider if you own an X1 include:
- BMW’s recall will include both the sDrive28i and xDrive28i
- You can speak with one of BMW’s customer service representatives by calling 800-525-7417
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) campaign number related to this recall is 19V349
- You can use your vehicle identification number (VIN) to check for recalls which may affect you
In many cases, a recall results in a sufficient repair. However, depending on the circumstances surrounding the problems with your vehicle, it may qualify as a “lemon,” in which case you may be able to get a replacement vehicle from the manufacturer.
If BMW does not provide adequate repairs for your vehicle, you may want to explore your options for getting into a vehicle that meets safety standards.