BMW is recalling approximately 370 model-year 2020 X3 sDrive30i, xDrive30i and M40i, and X4 xDrive30i and M40i SUVs due to front axle issues. The front axle swivel bearings may not have been properly heat-treated during manufacturing, reducing their strength and possibly causing them to break. Broken swivel bearings can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
BMW has notified owners and instructed them to not drive their vehicles. Owners can call the automaker at 800-525-7417 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more information.
To fix the problem, dealers will replace the front-axle swivel bearings.
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.