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2020 BMW 3-Series Reliability Ratings

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2020 BMW 3-Series Recalls

There have been 6 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

SEAT BELTS:PRETENSIONER Recall Date: 12/19/2019
  • Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2019-2020 330i and 330i xDrive vehicles. The outboard rear seat belt pretensioners may not lock as intended during a crash.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 135
  • Consequence: In the event of a crash, if the seat belt pretensioners fail to lock, there is an increased risk of injury.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear seat belts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 10, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer at 1-800-525-7417.
  • Dates of Manufacture: APR 10, 2019 to DEC 04, 2019
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V912000
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS Recall Date: 11/26/2019
  • Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020 Z4 M40i, Z4 sDrive30i, 330i and 330i xDrive vehicles as well as 2020 Toyota Supra vehicles. The headlight control units may fail causing a loss of one or both of the headlights.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 245
  • Consequence: Headlight failure can reduce the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the headlight control units, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 17, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUL 21, 2019 to OCT 17, 2019
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: Toyota - 19TA20
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V850000
STRUCTURE:BODY:TRUNK LID Recall Date: 10/22/2019
  • Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2020 330i, 330i xDrive and M340i vehicles. The interior trunk release cable may have been improperly installed, preventing the opening of the trunk from the inside. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 401, "Internal Trunk Release."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 325
  • Consequence: If a person were inside the trunk compartment, they may not be able to get out, increasing their risk of injury.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the interior trunk release cable and properly install the cable, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began December 13, 2019. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUL 30, 2019 to SEP 17, 2019
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V755000
ENGINE Recall Date: 10/14/2019
  • Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2019-2020 330i, 330i xDrive, and 2019 Z4 vehicles. The needle roller bearings of the counterbalance shafts may have been improperly installed, potentially causing the counterbalance shaft to loosen.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 217
  • Consequence: If the counterbalance shaft loosens, severe engine damage could occur, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine, free of charge. The recall began December 13, 2019. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • Dates of Manufacture: NOV 21, 2018 to SEP 25, 2019
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V732000
BACK OVER PREVENTION: SENSING SYSTEM: CAMERA Recall Date: 09/26/2019
  • Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 540d, 2018-2020 530i, 530i xDrive, 540i, 540i xDrive, M550i xDrive, M5, 530e, 530e xDrive, X3 sDrive, X3 xDrive, X3 M40i, X3 M, and 2019-2020 X4 xDrive, X4 M40i, X4 M, X7 xDrive, X7 M50i, 740Li, 740Li xDrive, 750Li, 750Li xDrive, 8 Series Convertible and Coupe 840i, 840i xDrive, M850i xDrive, X5 sDrive, X5 xDrive, X5 M50i, X6 xDrive, X6 M50i, 330i, 330i xDrive, M340i, M340i xDrive, Z4 sDrive, Z4 M40i, 740Le xDrive and 745Le xDrive, 2018-2019 640i xDrive Gran Turismo and Rolls-Royce Phantom, 2019 M850i xDrive Gran Coupe and Rolls-Royce Cullinan and 2020 Toyota Supra vehicles. The back-up camera and display settings can be adjusted such that the rear view image is no longer visible and the system will retain that setting the next time the vehicle is placed in reverse. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 111, "Rearview Mirrors."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 257473
  • Consequence: The lack of an image in the back-up camera display increases the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the back-up camera software, free of charge. The recall began November 8, 2019. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or Rolls-Royce at 1-877-877-3735. Toyota owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371.
  • Dates of Manufacture: MAY 11, 2018 to AUG 05, 2019
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: Toyota: 19TA19
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V684000
SEATS Recall Date: 08/13/2019
  • Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling one 2020 M340i and one M340i xDrive vehicle. Due to improper welding, the rear center headrest may fold in the event of a rear impact crash.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 2
  • Consequence: If the headrest folds down in a crash, there would be an increased risk of injury.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear center headrest, free of charge. The recall began August 28, 2019. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUL 03, 2019 to JUL 30, 2019
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V600000

2020 BMW 3-Series Warranty

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

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