October 6, 2001
2001 BMW M3 Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting
manufactured between October 2000 - May 2001.
On certain passenger vehicles, two
screws that secure the parking brake cable mounting bracket to the backing
plate on one or both sides of the vehicle were not tightened properly. As a
result, the screws could loosen and eventually fall into the parking brake
drum. If this were to happen, the cable mounting bracket would no longer be
fixed to the backing plate and the parking brake could no longer be applied
on that side of the vehicle. It is also possible that a screw could lodge
within the parking brake drum, impairing the free movement of the drum. This
would produce noise and could cause the parking brake on that side to lock
up while driving.
Dealers will replace the parking
brake cable attaching screws and securing them with the proper torque. The
manufacturer reported that owner notification would begin during August
2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time
should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
NHTSA Recall No. 01V245
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
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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