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April 10, 2000

2000 BMW 323i, 328i, 528i, 528iT, 540i, 540iT, M5, 740i, 740iL and 50iL Automobiles Recalled

Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has published the recall of certain 2000 BMW 323i, 328i, 528i, 528iT, 540i, 540iT, M5, 740i, 740iL and 50iL automobiles, manufactured between September - October 1999, because the brake lamp switch could fail internally, causing it to remain either in the "brake lamps off" position or in the "brake lamps on" position.

If this happens, the brake lamps either will not operate or will be continuously illuminated, regardless of brake pedal position.

Approximately 17,700 vehicles are affected by this recall.  Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the existing brake lamp switch with an improved switch.

Owner notification is expected to begin during March 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V048]

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers April 10, 2000.

Important Note 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!

How many did you hear about?

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