BMW will recall over 200,000 vehicles due to automobile defects in two separate recalls.

The first recall involves the front driveshaft universal joint.  The problem is that the joint fails to keep out water and debris from getting in.  When the driveshaft is exposed to water and debris, the joint becomes damaged and worn, which could eventually lead to the shaft failing and breaking.  If the front universal joint fails, the front wheels would stop working.  Additionally, a broken front universal joint may damage other vehicle components.

The affected models include the xDrive 35i, the xDrive 50i, the X5 M, X6 xDrive 35i, X6 xDrive50i, x6 M, X6 Active Hybrid all from their 2011 model year.  These vehicles were manufactured from April 7, 2010 to November 20, 2010.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will the front driveshaft, free of charge.  The recall is expected to begin on July 1, 2016.  Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

The other recall affects 2011 to 2017 model year X3 models, and 2015 to 2017 model year X4 models.  The X3 models were manufactured between March 10, 2014 to March 31, 2016.  The X4 vehicles were made March 3, 12014 to April 15, 2016.

The issue involves the lower anchor bars on the BMW which are used primarily for securing child restrain seats.  It was discovered that drivers who use the European-ISOFIX-type child restraint system, which use a rigid style connector, may become damaged when using the lower anchor bars when securing the car seat.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will wield a reinforcing bracket to the lower anchor bars and the vehicle body, free of charge.  The recall is expected to begin on July 12, 2016.  Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

Americans rely on manufacturers to provide a safe well-designed product.  Sadly, that is not often the case.  The Auto Defect Attorneys at The Brandi Law Firm have successfully represented many people injured from defective autos such as Toyotas, Fords, Chryslers, Hondas, GM, and their component parts. Additionally, we have successfully represented people injured by defective helmets, bicycles, motorcycles, fuel pumps, brakes, car seats, seat belts, air bags, table saws, pumps, industrial machinery used in the workplace, barbeques, heating systems, and numerous other household and industrial products.

Often times, people involved in accidents do not examine the issues of defective product design, the risks inherent in the design, feasible alternatives, and appropriate warnings. In a car accident, we examine whether the car was truly crashworthy – does it contain the appropriate crash protection. In accidents where someone strikes a guardrail, people often do not consider the guardrail may be unsafe, installed improperly, or whether there is a contributing factor in the roadway design leading to a dangerous condition. We have represented a number of people seriously injured in these types of accidents involving dangerous conditions of roads and crashworthy vehicles.  If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto crash, our attorneys at The Brandi Law Firm are available to consult with you.  Please contact our office at 800-481-1615 or email us.

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