BMW issues recall for 2012 3-Series due to faulty head restraints

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With Ferrari recently issuing separate recalls for both the 458 Italia and California, we are saddened to bring you more news about another well-known firm issuing recalls on one of its newest models, and it’s none other than the folks over at BMW.

In a press release issued on April 19, 2012, BMW outlines that 7,600 units of the 2012 3-series are being recalled as “they have front seat head restraints that exceed the downward movement limit of 25mm in the highest position” outlined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Fortunately, this recall will only impact North American vehicles rather than cars being impacted across the globe.

Cars affected were produced between October 18, 2011 and March 18, 2012 and BMW will notify all owners who have cars produced in that time period, and of course all repairs will be conducted free of charge.

BMW only discovered this fault in late April while the 2012 3-series has been in production for well over 6 months and the German brand could have saved itself a lot of trouble by thoroughly checking over all prototypes before entering any world markets.

Nevertheless, recalls seem to be a part of the automotive industry and they just go to show how restrictions vary from country to country and they also show just how difficult it is to enter a variety of markets, something Pagani knows all too well.


Source: NHTSA

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  (365) posted on 06.26.2012

Where are the automotive Nazis? Why are they not doing anything about issues like this?

  (407) posted on 06.25.2012

There’re a lot of recalling in this year. I’m afraid to purchase a car this year maybe I’ll try next year.

  (224) posted on 06.22.2012

Why is there no guarantee that it’s a hundred percent flawless?

  (544) posted on 06.21.2012

Do they have quality control department so before the vehicle or unit releases from the factory, it’s a 100% free from defects?

  (194) posted on 06.20.2012

I’m shaking my head at this. There are no words for this absurdity.

  (683) posted on 06.18.2012

How many times did BMW recall their produced vehicles? If I’m not mistaken, it’s more than ten times from the axles, brakes, door mechanism and so on. When will they be more careful with the production process?

  (831) posted on 06.14.2012

When will BMW ever learn from their mistakes? They’re only fortunate that despite these flaws that they’ve caused, people still trust them.

  (442) posted on 05.17.2012

Whoa, the number of the affected units are even bigger than the last time this has happened!

  (466) posted on 05.13.2012

Is this the only second time that BMW has released units with faulty features? I don’t want them to get banned from producing, but they should at least consider re-checking a lot of times because their consumers’ lives and their reputation are both at stake.

  (553) posted on 05.10.2012

It’s BMW again. They should check their units before releasing into the market. It’s not the first time it has happened. Shouldn’t they be stricter and more careful by now?

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