The Germans from BMW are forced to recall more than 240,000 3 Series models due to possible faulty tail lights. The information comes from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) which says that certain models built between September 1, 2001 and March 1, 2005 may be affected. The American company says that the models may experience increased resistance at the electrical contacts which could lead to the failure of tail lights.
Of course, there are some obvious consequences, the driver being in danger and putting the other motorists in danger as its intentions won’t be pre-indicated anymore.
To be more precise, NHTSA announced that the 325i, 325xi, 330i and 330xi models are concerned by this recall, BMW following to repair the faulty components at no extra charge starting October, this year.
“Over time, resistance in the electrical contacts may cause one or more rear lamp functions (tail light, brake light, and/or turn-signal), within the vehicle’s body panel, to stop working,” says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Owners can wait for BMW’s notice or call at NHTSA’s hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).