BMW recently issued a recall that impacts roughly 14,000 of its 2020 and 2021 228i and M235i vehicle models because of sunroof issues. This issue according to the vehicle manufacturer, stems from the vehicles lack of compliance with a certain Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS).
If a driver starts closing an affected vehicle’s power sunroof and then switches the ignition to either the off or lock position, the sunroof may continue to close, which violates FMVSS No. 118, which aims to minimize the chances of injury or death from the unintentional operation of a power window or sunroof, according to the company. According to the rule, a window, partition or roof panel may only be closed “when the key that controls activation of the vehicle’s engine is in the ‘on,’ ‘start’ or ‘accessory’ position.”
BMW stated it is unaware of any injuries caused by this defect. The company stated it will notify all affected vehicle owners of its recall beginning on April 12, 2021. Auto glass professionals working on this recall can notify their customers that a software update will be performed on their vehicles at no cost to them. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration campaign number for this recall is 21V091000.