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  Safety Recalls of BMW M3 Vehicles

There have been 17 safety recalls for the BMW M3. The most recent recalls are shown below. Table 1 and Table 2 show the historical recalls and the recall statistics by the model year of the BMW M3.

NHTSA Recall #: 17V676000; Oct. 25, 2017

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

Recalled Vehicles: 2006 BMW 323I, 2007 BMW 323I, 2008 BMW 323I, 2009 BMW 323I, 2010 BMW 323I, 2011 BMW 323I, 2006 BMW 325I, 2007 BMW 325I, 2008 BMW 325I, 2009 BMW 325I, 2010 BMW 325I, 2011 BMW 325I, 2006 BMW 325XI, 2007 BMW 325XI, 2008 BMW 325XI, 2009 BMW 325XI, 2010 BMW 325XI, 2011 BMW 325XI, 2006 BMW 328I, 2007 BMW 328I, 2008 BMW 328I, 2009 BMW 328I, 2010 BMW 328I, 2011 BMW 328I, 2006 BMW 328XI, 2007 BMW 328XI, 2008 BMW 328XI, 2009 BMW 328XI, 2010 BMW 328XI, 2011 BMW 328XI, 2006 BMW 330I, 2007 BMW 330I, 2008 BMW 330I, 2009 BMW 330I, 2010 BMW 330I, 2011 BMW 330I, 2006 BMW 330XI, 2007 BMW 330XI, 2008 BMW 330XI, 2009 BMW 330XI, 2010 BMW 330XI, 2011 BMW 330XI, 2009 BMW 335D, 2010 BMW 335D, 2011 BMW 335D, 2006 BMW 335I, 2007 BMW 335I, 2008 BMW 335I, 2009 BMW 335I, 2010 BMW 335I, 2011 BMW 335I, 2007 BMW 335IS, 2008 BMW 335IS, 2009 BMW 335IS, 2010 BMW 335IS, 2011 BMW 335IS, 2006 BMW 335XI, 2007 BMW 335XI, 2008 BMW 335XI, 2009 BMW 335XI, 2010 BMW 335XI, 2011 BMW 335XI, 2006 BMW M3, 2007 BMW M3, 2008 BMW M3, 2009 BMW M3, 2010 BMW M3, 2011 BMW M3
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
Recall Summary: BMW of north America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2006-2011 323i, 325i, 325xi, 328i, 328xi, 330i, 330xi, 335i, 335xi and m3, 2007-2011 328i xdrive, 335i xdrive and 335is and 2009-2011 335d vehicles.... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 17V047000; Jan. 20, 2017

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.

Recalled Vehicles: 2000 BMW 320, 2001 BMW 320, 2002 BMW 320, 2000 BMW 323, 2001 BMW 323, 2002 BMW 323, 2000 BMW 325, 2001 BMW 325, 2002 BMW 325, 2000 BMW 330, 2001 BMW 330, 2002 BMW 330, 2001 BMW 525, 2002 BMW 525, 2001 BMW 530, 2002 BMW 530, 2001 BMW 540, 2002 BMW 540, 2000 BMW M3, 2001 BMW M3, 2002 BMW M3, 2001 BMW M5, 2002 BMW M5, 2001 BMW X5, 2002 BMW X5, 2003 BMW X5
Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Recall Summary: BMW of north America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2000-2002 BMW 320i, 323i, 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi, 323ci, 325ci, 330ci, m3, 323it, 325it and 325xit vehicles, 2001-2002 525i, 530i, 540i, m5, 525it and 540it vehicles, and 2001-2003 x5 3. 0i, x5 4. 4i, and x5 4. 6is vehicles.... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 16V653000; Sep. 9, 2016

Loose rear sub-frame bolts may adversely affect vehicle handling and control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Recalled Vehicles: 2016 BMW M2, 2015 BMW M3, 2016 BMW M3, 2017 BMW M3, 2015 BMW M4, 2016 BMW M4
Component: STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
Recall Summary: BMW north America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2016 BMW m2 coupe vehicles, 2015-2017 m3 sedan vehicles and 2015-2016 m4 coupe and m4 convertible vehicles. During servicing of the rear differential for a prior service action, the rear sub-frame bolts may have been reused instead of ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 16V071000; Feb. 5, 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.

Recalled Vehicles: 2008 BMW 1 Series M, 2009 BMW 1 Series M, 2010 BMW 1 Series M, 2011 BMW 1 Series M, 2012 BMW 1 Series M, 2013 BMW 1 Series M, 2008 BMW 128I, 2009 BMW 128I, 2010 BMW 128I, 2011 BMW 128I, 2012 BMW 128I, 2013 BMW 128I, 2008 BMW 135I, 2009 BMW 135I, 2010 BMW 135I, 2011 BMW 135I, 2012 BMW 135I, 2013 BMW 135I, 2006 BMW 325, 2007 BMW 325, 2008 BMW 325, 2009 BMW 325, 2010 BMW 325, 2011 BMW 325, 2012 BMW 325, 2006 BMW 328, 2007 BMW 328, 2008 BMW 328, 2009 BMW 328, 2010 BMW 328, 2011 BMW 328, 2012 BMW 328, 2013 BMW 328, 2006 BMW 330, 2007 BMW 330, 2008 BMW 330, 2009 BMW 330, 2010 BMW 330, 2011 BMW 330, 2006 BMW 335, 2007 BMW 335, 2008 BMW 335, 2009 BMW 335, 2010 BMW 335, 2011 BMW 335, 2012 BMW 335, 2013 BMW 335, 2007 BMW M3, 2008 BMW M3, 2009 BMW M3, 2010 BMW M3, 2011 BMW M3, 2012 BMW M3, 2013 BMW M3, 2013 BMW X1 Sav, 2014 BMW X1 Sav, 2015 BMW X1 Sav, 2007 BMW X3 Sav, 2008 BMW X3 Sav, 2009 BMW X3 Sav, 2010 BMW X3 Sav, 2007 BMW X5 Sav, 2008 BMW X5 Sav, 2009 BMW X5 Sav, 2010 BMW X5 Sav, 2011 BMW X5 Sav, 2012 BMW X5 Sav, 2013 BMW X5 Sav, 2010 BMW X6 Activehybrid Sac, 2011 BMW X6 Activehybrid Sac, 2008 BMW X6 Sac, 2009 BMW X6 Sac, 2012 BMW X6 Sac, 2013 BMW X6 Sac, 2014 BMW X6 Sac
Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Recall Summary: BMW of north America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2008-2013 128i and 135i coupes and convertibles and 1 series m coupes, 2006-2011 325i, 325xi, 328i, 328xi, 328i xdrive, 330i, 330xi, 335i, 335xi, 335i xdrive sedans, 2009-2011 335d sedans, 2006-2012 325xit, 328i and 328xi sports ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 15V782000; Nov. 23, 2015

If the slip-joint fails, there would be a loss of power to the rear axle and therefore the vehicle would stop moving, increasing the risk of a crash.

Recalled Vehicles: 2015 BMW M3, 2016 BMW M3, 2015 BMW M4, 2016 BMW M4
Component: POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT
Recall Summary: BMW of north America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 m3 sedan vehicles manufactured may 30, 2015, to September 2, 2015, 2016 m4 coupe vehicles manufactured July 3, 2015, to September 11, 2015, and 2015-2016 m4 convertible vehicles manufactured may 29, 2015, to August 4, 2015.... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 15V318000; May. 28, 2015

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.

Recalled Vehicles: 2002 BMW 325CI, 2003 BMW 325CI, 2004 BMW 325CI, 2005 BMW 325CI, 2006 BMW 325CI, 2002 BMW 325I, 2003 BMW 325I, 2004 BMW 325I, 2005 BMW 325I, 2002 BMW 325XI, 2003 BMW 325XI, 2004 BMW 325XI, 2005 BMW 325XI, 2002 BMW 330CI, 2003 BMW 330CI, 2004 BMW 330CI, 2005 BMW 330CI, 2006 BMW 330CI, 2002 BMW 330I, 2003 BMW 330I, 2004 BMW 330I, 2005 BMW 330I, 2002 BMW 330XI, 2003 BMW 330XI, 2004 BMW 330XI, 2005 BMW 330XI, 2002 BMW 525I, 2003 BMW 525I, 2002 BMW 530I, 2003 BMW 530I, 2002 BMW 540I, 2003 BMW 540I, 2002 BMW M3, 2003 BMW M3, 2004 BMW M3, 2005 BMW M3, 2006 BMW M3, 2002 BMW M5, 2003 BMW M5, 2003 BMW X5
Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Recall Summary: BMW of north America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2002-2005 325i, 325xi, 330i, and 330xi sedans, and 325xi and 325i sportswagons, 2002-2006 330ci, 325ci, and m3 convertibles and 325i, 330i, and m3 coupes, 2002-2003 m5, 540i, 525i sedan, and 530i sedans, and 540i and 525i sportswagons, ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 14V428000; Jul. 16, 2014

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure could cause rupturing of the inflator resulting in metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the passenger seat occupant or other occupants.

Recalled Vehicles: 2000 BMW 323I, 2001 BMW 325I, 2002 BMW 325I, 2003 BMW 325I, 2004 BMW 325I, 2005 BMW 325I, 2006 BMW 325I, 2001 BMW 325XI, 2002 BMW 325XI, 2003 BMW 325XI, 2004 BMW 325XI, 2005 BMW 325XI, 2000 BMW 328I, 2001 BMW 330I, 2002 BMW 330I, 2003 BMW 330I, 2004 BMW 330I, 2005 BMW 330I, 2006 BMW 330I, 2001 BMW 330XI, 2002 BMW 330XI, 2003 BMW 330XI, 2004 BMW 330XI, 2005 BMW 330XI, 2001 BMW M3, 2002 BMW M3, 2003 BMW M3, 2004 BMW M3, 2005 BMW M3, 2006 BMW M3
Component: AIR BAGS
Recall Summary: BMW of north America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2000 323i sedans, coupes, convertibles, and sports wagons; 2000 328i sedans and coupes; 2001-2005 325i sedans, coupes, convertibles, and sport wagons; 2001-2005 325xi sedans and sports wagons; 2006 325i coupes and convertibles; ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 13V172000; May. 3, 2013

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the passenger seat occupant or other occupants.

Recalled Vehicles: 2002 BMW 325CI, 2003 BMW 325CI, 2002 BMW 325I, 2003 BMW 325I, 2002 BMW 325IT, 2003 BMW 325IT, 2002 BMW 325XI, 2003 BMW 325XI, 2002 BMW 325XIT, 2003 BMW 325XIT, 2002 BMW 330CI, 2003 BMW 330CI, 2002 BMW 330I, 2003 BMW 330I, 2002 BMW 330XI, 2003 BMW 330XI, 2002 BMW M3, 2003 BMW M3
Component: AIR BAGS
Recall Summary: BMW is recalling certain model year 2002-2003 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi sedans; 325ci and 330ci coupes and convertibles; 325it and 325xit sports wagons; and m3 coupes and convertibles to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag which may produce excessive internal pressure ... Details of this recall goto detail
Table 1. Historical Recalls of BMW M3 Vehicles
Date Component Vehicle Affected
Oct. 25, 2017   Electrical System:wiring 702,965
Jan. 20, 2017   Air Bags:frontal:driver Side Inflator Module 230,117
Sep. 9, 2016   Structure:frame And Members 196
Feb. 5, 2016   Air Bags:frontal:driver Side Inflator Module 840,000
Nov. 23, 2015   Power Train:driveline:driveshaft 42
May. 28, 2015   Air Bags:frontal:driver Side Inflator Module 419,235
Jul. 16, 2014   Air Bag 574,007
May. 3, 2013   Air Bag 43,204
Nov. 14, 2008   Power Train:clutch Assembly 2,500
Apr. 29, 2003   Visibility:power Window Devices And Controls 13,100
Jul. 31, 2001   Parking Brake:conventional:mechanical:linkage And Cable 2,438
Nov. 15, 1999   Air Bags:side/window 16,749
Aug. 4, 1998   Engine And Engine Cooling:cooling System 340,000
Aug. 19, 1997   Vehicle Speed Control 410,000
Jul. 1, 1996   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:switches:brake Light 180,000
Aug. 10, 1994   Seat Belts:front:anchorage 57,000
Feb. 1, 1993   Visibility:defroster/defogger System:windshield:heater Core 375,000


Table 2. Recall Statistics of BMW M3 Model Years
Model# Recalls
2017 BMW M3 1
2016 BMW M3 2
2015 BMW M3 2
2013 BMW M3 1
2012 BMW M3 1
2011 BMW M3 2
2010 BMW M3 2
2009 BMW M3 3
2008 BMW M3 3
2007 BMW M3 2
2006 BMW M3 3
2005 BMW M3 2
2004 BMW M3 2
2003 BMW M3 4
2002 BMW M3 4
2001 BMW M3 3
2000 BMW M3 1
1999 BMW M3 1
1998 BMW M3 1
1997 BMW M3 2
1996 BMW M3 1
1995 BMW M3 4
1994 BMW M3 1
1993 BMW M3 1
1992 BMW M3 1
1991 BMW M3 1
1990 BMW M3 1
1989 BMW M3 1
1988 BMW M3 1