BMW Recalls three X3s for Instrument Panel Check

If you recently bought a BMW F25 X3 manufactured somewhere in February and you live in the USA, you might be the lucky winner of a free service trip to your local dealership! That’s because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just issued a recall for 3 such models over an instrument panel defect.
BMW F25 X3 1 photo
Photo: BMW
Yeah, that’s right, just 3 cars in all of the US. This has to be the smallest recall I’ve ever heard of. You might think that it’s not such a big deal but you shouldn’t overlook such recalls when they do show up because you’re just playing with your own safety. On top of that, the whole thing is for free and eases your mind of another stressful thing so why not do it?

The 3 X3s we’re talking about are xDrive28i and xDrive35i models, built between February 11 and February 27, 2013. Apparently, due to a production process error, the tear seam on the instrument panel was not manufactured correctly and, in the event of a crash it could cause the air bag to deploy incorrectly, the passenger being exposed to additional injury.

The repair procedure involves replacing the whole instrument panel, free of charge. If you’re one of the lucky guys, you’ll be contacted by BMW shortly.
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