BMW 1-Series sales halted due to fire risk

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BMW has told its dealers to hold delivery on the 1-Series models produced between January 2010 and May 2010 because of a fire risk until a recall can be performed, according to a report from Consumer Reports.

The document that was obtained by Consumer Reports states that there is insufficient clearance between the B-pillar and the seat belt tensions, which in the event of a crash, could result in friction that might cause a fire.

In addition to the models recalled, certain 2008-2011 1-Series coupes could be affected as well. Owners can contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417 for more details and to see if they need to get their vehicle checked.

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5 comments:

How much friction are we talking about? How much does a seat belt move in a crash to create enough friction to light up the car?

hmm, good thing that this is not a big problem. They can replace the Belt with narrower or instead they can cut some space for the belt to properly move.

good thing that they haven’t release it over the market.

Getting out front on recall’s is a good idea, ask the TOY car.

Good idea for Saab.

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