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2015 BMW i8 Recalled for Electronic Stability Control Problem


WASHINGTON – BMW of North America is recalling 16 2015 BMW i8 coupes to fix an electronic stability control problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

“Improperly drilled holes within the dynamic stability control hydraulic unit may restrict one or more pistons, impairing the DSC functions, including braking,” NHTSA said in its recall summary.” Impaired DSC functionality may negatively impact vehicle handling and braking, and increase the risk of a crash.”

A BMW spokesman did not respond immediately to a query from Edmunds asking if there are any injuries, crashes or fatalities linked to the recall.

The affected i8s were built from May 29, 2015 to June 5, 2015.

BMW dealers will inspect the DSC hydraulic unit and replace it, if necessary. The recall is expected to begin on February 10. Owners can contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

Edmunds says: Owners of these vehicles should wait for their official recall notice and then schedule a service appointment with their dealer. But if you have an immediate concern, it’s best to contact your dealer now.

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