Certain models of the ever-popular BMW 3-Series have failed to comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 202A: “Head Restraints”, and thus will be recalled. The issue surrounding the cars deals with the front head rests which, at their fully extended position, can fall further than 25mm. That distance exceeds the federal limit for downward movement and in the event of an accident, the pieces could move unexpectedly. Ultimately, the excess motion could cause unwanted personal injury.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA), BMW is investigating approximately 7,600 vehicles. All affected models are 2012 model years manufactured from October 19, 2011 through March 18, 2012. In oder the fix the problem, certified dealers will attach a clamp to the front head rest posts so that the restraint won’t move without warning. This remedy will take place at no extra cost to owners who will begin to receive their notifications during the month of May.
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