December 4, 2001
BMW Recalls 5 SERIES
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting
2002 BMW 5 SERIES.
Number Involved: 1318
Manufactured: 10/2001 - 10/2001
PASSENGER VEHICLES BUILT WITH STANDARD (NON-SPORT) SUSPENSION AND EQUIPPED
WITH CONTINENTAL CONTITOURINGCONTACT CH95 ECOPLUS TIRES, SIZE 225/65R16 95H,
HAVING DOT CODES 4001, 4101, OR 4201. DURING THE TIRE MOUNTING PROCESS, THE
OUTER SIDEWALL SURFACE MAY HAVE BEEN CUT BY A SHARP EDGE. OPERATION OF THE
VEHICLE OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME COULD LEAD TO A REDUCTION OF INFLATION
CONTINUED DRIVING WITH LOW INFLATION PRESSURE IN THE TIRE COULD ULTIMATELY
RESULT IN DAMAGE TO THE TIRE, AFFECT VEHICLE HANDLING AND CONTROL, AND COULD
IN SOME CASES RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT ALL FIVE TIRES FOR A POSSIBLE CUT IN THE SIDEWALL, AND
IF A CUT IS FOUND, THE TIRE WILL BE REPLACED.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 01V352000.
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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