BMW of North America is recalling certain model year 2015 X3 and X4 Sports Activity Vehicles manufactured on July 28-29, 2014. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), the affected vehicles may have been produced with a driver’s side exterior rearview mirror that was designed to meet non-U.S. market requirements. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards No. 111, “Rearview Mirrors.”
According to the NHTSA, because of this, the driver may not notice that vehicles viewed in the mirror are closer than they appear, increasing the risk of a crash.
The total number of vehicles affected is 53.
In order to rectify the problem, BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver’s side exterior rearview mirror, free of charge. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Owners may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.