BMW has filed a report with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recall their all-wheel-drive 328i and 335i sport sedans due to a problem with their front driveshaft bolts that could contribute to the likelihood of a crash, according to news sources.
The vehicle affected by the recall is a small number of the 2011 model year. Approximately 190 vehicles will be included, manufactured from February 8 to July 29, 2011.
In the report to the NHTSA, the car manufacturer said loose bolts were found on some cars before they left the plant for the dealership. It seems that bolts were not tightened as they should have been during vehicle production.
If these loose bolts were to loosen more while the car is in operation, noise or vibration would be noticeable from the front end. If unaddressed, the driveshaft may detach from the wheels, causing a breakdown and increasing the risk of an accident.
Consumers will receive a free replacement of the bolts. BMW will begin notifying consumers next month.
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