BMW ISSUES RECALL FOR ALL i3 2014-2018 ELECTRIC AND HYBRID MODELS

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The BMW i series were introduced in 2011  by the German automaker to sell differently from the BMW main cars or vans. The i3 is one of the series and was formerly an all electric but now an hybrid car also called the mega city vehicle.

The BMW automaker issued a recall of 32,000 i3 2014-2018 models because of a problem that was detected during a recent crash test. This problem is that a small adult driver not wearing a seat belt stands a higher risk of a neck injury in a frontal crash. The issue was found out by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) when they performed a test to see how a small adult driver would be protected in a crash if they were not wearing a seatbelt. The NHTSA calls this the ‘unbelted 5th percentile female requirements’. BMW reviewed the data then conducted its own test, followed by another test conducted by the government after which the recall was finally issued.

 

BMW Group says the recall will be effective from January 8th, 2018 but does not know how long it will take in rectifying the problem. If you happen to own one of the models in this class and the above named problem has been a source of concern to you, now is your chance to get it fixed by the automaker themselves.

 

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