BMW is recalling the 328i xDrive and the 335i xDrive trims from the 2011 model year for front driveshaft attachment bolts that may not be tightened properly and could loosen, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports. Loose bolts “could lead to a loss of power to the front wheels and ultimately a vehicle breakdown, increasing the risk of a crash,” says NHTSA.
Affected models were produced from February 8, 2011 to July 29, 2011. If your BMW 3-Series is affected by this recall, BMW will notify you in October. A BMW dealer will replace the driveshaft attachment for free. If you have questions, contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or visit NHTSA’s website.
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