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BMW recalls some X3s, X4s because anchor bars for European-style child seats can be damaged

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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Some BMW X3 and X4 models are being recalled because European child seat anchors may become damaged and won’t hold the seat properly.
 
 

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Some BMW X3 and X4 models are being recalled because European child seat anchors may become damaged and won’t hold the seat properly.

 

 

BMW is recalling about 189,000 X3 and X4 vehicles in the United States because the child seat anchors may become damaged and won’t hold the seat properly.

BMW Manufacturing Co. in Greer produces the X3 and X4. The recall covers certain X3s from the 2011 to 2017 model years, and some X4s from 2015 through 2017.

According to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the vehicles (188,688) have anchor bars for child seats that can be damaged when people use European-style child seats. BMW stated most child seats in the U.S. have flexible Latch connectors and do not cause the problem.

A customer in Europe reported a damaged anchor in a 2011 X3 to BMW in March 2015.

BMW told federal safety regulators it is not aware of any injuries or fatalities linked to the recall.

BMW stated dealers will weld a reinforcing bracket to the lower anchor bars at no cost to owners. The recall is expected to start July 12.

Owners can contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

The models in the recall are:

2011-'17 BMW X3 sDrive28i

2011-'17 BMW X3 xDrive28i

2011-'17 BMW X3 xDrive35i

2015-'17 BMW X3 xDrive28d

2015-'17 BMW X4 xdrive28i

2015-'17 BMW X4 xDrive35i

2015-'17 BMW X4 xDriveM40i

 

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