2018 BMW 3-Series

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2018 BMW 3-Series Reliability Ratings

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2018 BMW 3-Series Recalls

There have been 3 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE (EGR VALVE) Recall Date: 10/24/2018
  • Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2013-2018 BMW 328d and 328d xDrive, 2014-2018 328d Sports Wagon and 328d xDrive Sports Wagon, 2014-2016 535d and 535d xDrive, 2015 740Ld xDrive, 2015-2017 X3 xDrive28d SAV and 2014-2017 X5 xDrive35d SAV vehicles equipped with an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) module with an integrated cooler. If the EGR cooler leaks internally, the coolant can mix with diesel engine soot. The high EGR temperatures may result in these particles possibly smoldering and melting the intake manifold.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 44368
  • Consequence: The melting intake manifold can increase the risk of a fire.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the EGR cooler as necessary. If a leak has already occurred, the engine intake manifold will also be replaced. These repairs will be made free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 17, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • Dates of Manufacture: SEP 11, 2012 to JUN 28, 2017
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V755000
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL Recall Date: 09/19/2018
  • Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW 330e iPerformance, i3 Rex, i3 Sport Rex, X5 xDrive40e, i3 BEV, i3 Sport BEV and 2019 i8 and i8 Roadster vehicles and 2018-2019 530e iPerformance, 530e xDrive iPerformance and 740Le xDrive iPerformance vehicles. Capacitors within the TurboCord Portable Chargers may fail, possibly resulting in a shock hazard or a fire.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 3501
  • Consequence: An electrical shock or a fire can increase the risk of injury or death.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the charging cable, and replace it if necessary, free of charge. An interim notification was mailed to owners on November 19, 2018. A second notification will be sent when the remedy is available. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUL 04, 2018 to AUG 30, 2018
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V652000
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE Recall Date: 07/10/2018
  • Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW 540d xDrive vehicles. The crankshaft sensor may be equipped with incorrect firmware, preventing the sensor from properly processing input from the crankshaft reluctor ring, possibly resulting in a vehicle stall. On September 12, 2018, BMW expanded the recall to a total of 5,309 vehicles including certain 2018-2019 BMW 540d xDrive, 230i M240i, M240i xDrive, X2 sDrive28i, X2 xDrive28i, X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i, 330i, 330i xDrive, 340i, 340i xDrive, 330i xDrive Gran Turismo, 530i, 530i xDrive, 540i, 540i xDrive, 530e, 530e xDrive, 640i xDrive Gran Turismo, 330e, 2019 430i Gran Coupe, 430i xDrive Gran Coupe, 440i Gran Coupe, 440i xDrive Gran Coupe, 430i, 430i xDrive, 440i, 440i xDrive, 740i, 740i xDrive, MINI Cooper, Cooper S, JCW, MINI Countryman (Cooper, Cooper All4, Cooper S, Cooper S All4, JCW All4), and MINI Clubman (Cooper, Cooper S, Cooper All4, Cooper S All4, JCW All4) vehicles.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 5309
  • Consequence: A vehicle stall can increase the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the crankshaft sensor, free of charge. The recall began September 6, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • Dates of Manufacture: MAY 15, 2018 to JUN 06, 2018
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V465000

2018 BMW 3-Series Warranty

The 2018 BMW 3 Series comes with a four-year/50,000-mile limited warranty.

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