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BMW recalls 1200 vehicles for faulty steering racks

Several MY18-19 BMW models have been recalled for potentially faulty steering systems, including the 3 Series, X3 M, X4 M and the Z4 roadster.


BMW Australia has issued a recall for 1269 vehicles across the X3 M, X4 M, 3 Series and Z4 model lines over concerns the steering track rods could brake.

Certain MY18 and MY19 examples across these lines could have steering track rods that get damaged “when exposed to high temperatures and vibrational loads.

“If the steering track rods are damaged or break, the vehicle will have limited steering ability and may not steer as expected,” BMW says.

“Limited steering ability increases the risk of an accident with injury or death of the vehicle occupants and other road users.”

  • 1269 vehicles are affected by this recall
  • A VIN list for the affected vehicles is attached here
  • The original recall notice is attached here

BMW Australia will contact all known owners, who are advised to get in touch with their preferred dealer or with the company’s local Customer Interaction Centre on 1800 813 299 to arrange the inspection and repair of their vehicle.

For more information, customers can use the BMW Australia VIN look-up tool here.

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