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2008 BMW M3 RECALLS

2008 BMW M3

M3 (E90) generation is a 2 or 4 doors cabriolet or coupe or sedan produced by BMW from 2008 to 2011 with petrol engines with maxspeed 155 mph. Capacity is 5 passengers including driver and total weight is 4740 lbs with 1157 lbs maxload.


Model Trims

  • M3 4.0i (420 Hp) Automatic
  • M3 4.0i (420 Hp)
  • M3 4.0i (420 Hp) Automatic
  • M3 4.0i (420 Hp)
  • M3 4.0 (420 Hp)
  • M3 4.0 (420 Hp) Automatic

Features & Specs

1

5
seats

2

13-15 mpg city
25-28 mpg hwy

3

RWD
drivetrain

4

420
horsepower

Reported Problems

7 Total Safety Recalls Found

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE

  • Total cars affected: 59965

  • NHTSA campaign: 20V017000

  • Date of the problem: 15/01/2020

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE

  • Total cars affected: 840000

  • NHTSA campaign: 16V071000

  • Date of the problem: 05/02/2016

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS

  • Total cars affected: 16641

  • NHTSA campaign: 19V472000

  • Date of the problem: 19/06/2019

A loss of electrical power can cause the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

  • Total cars affected: 702965

  • NHTSA campaign: 17V676000

  • Date of the problem: 25/10/2017

Wiring that overheats could cause the electrical connectors to melt, and increase the risk of a fire, even when the vehicle is unattended.

POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

  • Total cars affected: 2500

  • NHTSA campaign: 08V595000

  • Date of the problem: 14/11/2008

IN THAT SITUATION, AT LOW VEHICLE SPEEDS, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE ENGINE TO STALL INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

EU rapid alert system

  • Risk level: 3

  • Rapex alert: A12/1019/18

  • Date of the problem: 27/07/2018

The plug connection for the positive battery cable may be defective. This could cause the vehicle electrics and the engine to fail while the vehicle is in motion.

EU rapid alert system

  • Risk level: 3

  • Rapex alert: A12/00039/20

  • Date of the problem: 17/01/2020

The connector of the positive battery cable on the front power distribution box may be damaged over the lifetime of the vehicle by vibrations and currents. This may lead to failure of the engine and of the vehicle’s electrical system, including headlights and occupant protection which will increase the risk of an accident and injuries to the occupants.

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