BMW M3 2016: POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

Make : BMW Model : M3 Year : 2016
Build Dates : 2016-06-28 - 2016-09-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V713000
Date Owner's Notified: 0000-00-00 Date Received by ODI: 2018-10-11 Date Added to Database: 2018-10-16
Manufacturers Involved: BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2661
Summary:
      BMW of North America, LLC "BMW" is recalling certain 2016-2017 BMW M3 Sedans, 2016-2017 BMW M4 and M4 GTS Coupes and 2017 BMW M4 Convertible vehicles. The connection between the driveshaft and the flange may fail resulting in a loss of propulsion.
Consequence:
      A loss of vehicle propulsion can increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      BMW will notify vehicle owners, and dealers will replace the driveshaft, free of charge. An initial owner notification letter was mailed on December 4, 2018. A second owner notification will be sent once the remedy is available. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.