Approximately 8,500 model-year 2013-16 BMW 3 Series sedans and model-year 2013-15 3 Series wagons are being recalled because the constant-velocity joint, which transfers power between the transfer case and the rear driveshaft, may become damaged, possibly resulting in loss of power to the rear wheels. Also, a rollaway may occur when the vehicle is parked after a loss of power to the rear wheels if the parking brake is not engaged. Either scenario increases the risk of a crash or injury.

BMW will begin notifying owners on May 18. Owners can call the automaker at 800-525-7417 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.

To fix the problem, dealers will replace the constant-velocity joint and inspect the transfer case, replacing it if necessary.

Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.

Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.