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BMW To Announce Recall On 1 Series, Issues Sales Halt

Posted in BMW, Car Buying, General, Recalls, Safety by Kurt Ernst | June 11th, 2010 | Leave a Reply |
2009 BMW 135i

BMW 135i

BMW is instructing dealers to stop deliveries of 1 Series models built between January and May of this year, and it looks like they will be issuing a recall for certain 2008 to 2011 1 Series models. At issue is insufficient clearance between the seat belt tensioners and the insulation material in the B pillar. Under specific post-crash circumstances, the insulation material could catch fire.

The fix is simple enough: trim back the insulating material to ensure proper clearance, and this is what BMW dealers will d free of charge once the recall becomes official. Owners with questions or concerns can contact BMW’s customer service hotline at (800) 525-7417.

Source: Consumer Reports

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