BMW 330I 2002: SUSPENSION

Make : BMW Model : 330I Year : 2002
Build Dates : 2001-11-06 - 2001-11-20
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 02V057000
Date Owner's Notified: 2002-03-15 Date Received by ODI: 2002-02-19 Date Added to Database: 2002-02-27
Manufacturers Involved: BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SUSPENSION
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 4672
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, DURING THE STRUT MOUNT MANUFACTURING PROCESS, THE THRUST BEARING WAS NOT PROPERLY POSITIONS AND SECURED. IF THE SUSPENSION IS FULLY UNLOADED, THE FRONT STRUT COULD SEPARATE FROM THE UPPER MOUNT.
Consequence:
      THIS COULD AFFECT VEHICLE HANDLING AND CONTROL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REPLACE BOTH FRONT SPRING STRUT UPPER MOUNTS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 15, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-831-1117.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
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