February 16, 2001
BMW Recalls Certain 2001 335i and 350i Models
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting the 2001 BMW
335i, and the 2001 350i models. The affected models were manufactured between
September and October 2000.
On certain passenger vehicles, the machine
used to mount and inflate the tires on the wheels at the assembly plant may have damaged
the inner rim flange of the wheels. This could lead to a sudden loss of air from the tire,
affecting handling and vehicle control.
1,914 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will inspect the five wheels for possible
damage. If damage from the mounting machine is found on any wheel, all five wheels will be
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began Dec. 22, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V383]
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when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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