Approximately 257,500 model-year 2018 BMW 540d sedans; model-year 2018-20 BMW 530i, 540i, M550i, M5, 530e and 530e sedans; model-year 2018-20 BMW X3, X3 M40i and X3 M SUVs; model-year 2019-20 BMW X4, X4 M40i, X4 M, X5, X5 M50i, X6, X6 M50i, X7 and X7 M50i SUVs; model-year 2019-20 BMW 330i, M340i, 740Le, 740Li, 745Le and 750Li sedans; model-year 2019-20 8 Series and Z4 convertibles and coupes; model-year 2018-19 BMW 640i Gran Turismo coupes and Rolls-Royce Phantom sedans; model-year 2019 BMW M850i Gran Coupe coupes and Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUVs; and model-year 2020 Toyota Supra coupes are being recalled due to issues with the backup camera. The display settings on the backup camera can be adjusted such that the rearview image is no longer visible and the system will retain that setting the next time the vehicle is placed in Reverse, increasing the risk of a crash.
BMW will begin notifying owners Nov. 19. Owners can call BMW at 800-525-7417, Rolls-Royce at 877-877-3735, Toyota at 888-270-9371 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will update the backup camera software.
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.