Recalls

Find the latest 1998 BMW 3 Series recalls as issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Manufacturers.

Dates of Manufacture June 1998 - March 1999
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 99V100
Potential Number of Units Affected 31,000
Remedy Dealers will inspect the clip for tight installation and replace the clip if it is loose. Owner notification began in May 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
Summary On certain passenger vehicles, it is possible that the retaining clip that secures the brake booster pushrod to the brake pedal arm was not properly installed during production. The clip could detach from the pin on the brake pedal arm, allowing the pushrod to disconnect from the arm. If this occurs, braking would not be possible, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dates of Manufacture June 1998 - March 1999
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 99V100
Potential Number of Units Affected 31,000
Remedy Dealers will inspect the clip for tight installation and replace the clip if it is loose. Owner notification began in May 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
Summary On certain passenger vehicles, it is possible that the retaining clip that secures the brake booster pushrod to the brake pedal arm was not properly installed during production. The clip could detach from the pin on the brake pedal arm, allowing the pushrod to disconnect from the arm. If this occurs, braking would not be possible, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dates of Manufacture June 1998 - March 1999
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 99V100
Potential Number of Units Affected 31,000
Remedy Dealers will inspect the clip for tight installation and replace the clip if it is loose. Owner notification began in May 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
Summary On certain passenger vehicles, it is possible that the retaining clip that secures the brake booster pushrod to the brake pedal arm was not properly installed during production. The clip could detach from the pin on the brake pedal arm, allowing the pushrod to disconnect from the arm. If this occurs, braking would not be possible, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dates of Manufacture June 1998 - March 1999
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 99V100
Potential Number of Units Affected 31,000
Remedy Dealers will inspect the clip for tight installation and replace the clip if it is loose. Owner notification began in May 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
Summary On certain passenger vehicles, it is possible that the retaining clip that secures the brake booster pushrod to the brake pedal arm was not properly installed during production. The clip could detach from the pin on the brake pedal arm, allowing the pushrod to disconnect from the arm. If this occurs, braking would not be possible, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dates of Manufacture June 1998 - March 1999
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 99V100
Potential Number of Units Affected 31,000
Remedy Dealers will inspect the clip for tight installation and replace the clip if it is loose. Owner notification began in May 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
Summary On certain passenger vehicles, it is possible that the retaining clip that secures the brake booster pushrod to the brake pedal arm was not properly installed during production. The clip could detach from the pin on the brake pedal arm, allowing the pushrod to disconnect from the arm. If this occurs, braking would not be possible, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dates of Manufacture June 1998 - March 1999
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 99V100
Potential Number of Units Affected 31,000
Remedy Dealers will inspect the clip for tight installation and replace the clip if it is loose. Owner notification began in May 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
Summary On certain passenger vehicles, it is possible that the retaining clip that secures the brake booster pushrod to the brake pedal arm was not properly installed during production. The clip could detach from the pin on the brake pedal arm, allowing the pushrod to disconnect from the arm. If this occurs, braking would not be possible, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dates of Manufacture June 1998 - March 1999
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 99V100
Potential Number of Units Affected 31,000
Remedy Dealers will inspect the clip for tight installation and replace the clip if it is loose. Owner notification began in May 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
Summary On certain passenger vehicles, it is possible that the retaining clip that secures the brake booster pushrod to the brake pedal arm was not properly installed during production. The clip could detach from the pin on the brake pedal arm, allowing the pushrod to disconnect from the arm. If this occurs, braking would not be possible, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dates of Manufacture June 1998 - March 1999
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 99V100
Potential Number of Units Affected 31,000
Remedy Dealers will inspect the clip for tight installation and replace the clip if it is loose. Owner notification began in May 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
Summary On certain passenger vehicles, it is possible that the retaining clip that secures the brake booster pushrod to the brake pedal arm was not properly installed during production. The clip could detach from the pin on the brake pedal arm, allowing the pushrod to disconnect from the arm. If this occurs, braking would not be possible, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dates of Manufacture March 1997 - August 1999
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 99V063.001
Potential Number of Units Affected 17,000
Remedy Dealers will reprogram the central computer control module that regulates the performance of all of the vehicle's occupant protection systems. Owner notification is expected to begin during January 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
Summary These vehicles are built with a side air bag system consisting of door-mounted thorax air bags (rear door air bags are optional), a Head Protection System (HPS) for front occupants, a central electronic safing sensor and diagnostic system, left and right satellite impact sensors, and associated wiring. This system is unduly sensitive to certain non-crash impacts, such as contacting large potholes or curbs. This could cause the side air bag and HPS to deploy without an actual side crash. In addition, the Battery Safety Terminal (BST) could also activate, disconnecting the starter cable from the battery. In this case, the vehicle's electrical system could continue to operate and the engine would continue to run, but after stopping, could not be restarted.
Dates of Manufacture June 1998 - March 1999
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 99V100
Potential Number of Units Affected 31,000
Remedy Dealers will inspect the clip for tight installation and replace the clip if it is loose. Owner notification began in May 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
Summary On certain passenger vehicles, it is possible that the retaining clip that secures the brake booster pushrod to the brake pedal arm was not properly installed during production. The clip could detach from the pin on the brake pedal arm, allowing the pushrod to disconnect from the arm. If this occurs, braking would not be possible, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dates of Manufacture June 1998 - March 1999
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 99V100
Potential Number of Units Affected 31,000
Remedy Dealers will inspect the clip for tight installation and replace the clip if it is loose. Owner notification began in May 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
Summary On certain passenger vehicles, it is possible that the retaining clip that secures the brake booster pushrod to the brake pedal arm was not properly installed during production. The clip could detach from the pin on the brake pedal arm, allowing the pushrod to disconnect from the arm. If this occurs, braking would not be possible, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dates of Manufacture March 1997 - August 1999
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 99V063.001
Potential Number of Units Affected 17,000
Remedy Dealers will reprogram the central computer control module that regulates the performance of all of the vehicle's occupant protection systems. Owner notification is expected to begin during January 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
Summary These vehicles are built with a side air bag system consisting of door-mounted thorax air bags (rear door air bags are optional), a Head Protection System (HPS) for front occupants, a central electronic safing sensor and diagnostic system, left and right satellite impact sensors, and associated wiring. This system is unduly sensitive to certain non-crash impacts, such as contacting large potholes or curbs. This could cause the side air bag and HPS to deploy without an actual side crash. In addition, the Battery Safety Terminal (BST) could also activate, disconnecting the starter cable from the battery. In this case, the vehicle's electrical system could continue to operate and the engine would continue to run, but after stopping, could not be restarted.
Dates of Manufacture March 1997 - August 1999
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 99V063.001
Potential Number of Units Affected 17,000
Remedy Dealers will reprogram the central computer control module that regulates the performance of all of the vehicle's occupant protection systems. Owner notification is expected to begin during January 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
Summary These vehicles are built with a side air bag system consisting of door-mounted thorax air bags (rear door air bags are optional), a Head Protection System (HPS) for front occupants, a central electronic safing sensor and diagnostic system, left and right satellite impact sensors, and associated wiring. This system is unduly sensitive to certain non-crash impacts, such as contacting large potholes or curbs. This could cause the side air bag and HPS to deploy without an actual side crash. In addition, the Battery Safety Terminal (BST) could also activate, disconnecting the starter cable from the battery. In this case, the vehicle's electrical system could continue to operate and the engine would continue to run, but after stopping, could not be restarted.