In an interesting turn of events, German automotive giant BMW recalls all 2014-18 i3 electric vehicles. According to the company the action is being carried out after a safety test was conducted on its vehicle which showed that; people who are smaller somewhat at or around 5 feet tall and 110 pounds sitting at driver’s seat might suffer, more damage, severe neck injury in a frontal crash if he/she has not fastened the seat belt.
The German automaker has asserted that in its test this problem did not occur in any manner whatsoever; however, in recent tests, the vulnerability mentioned above was observed.
The company has notified all its dealers to stop selling cars until it can repair all 30,542 pretentious cars.
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This is not the first time BMW has recalled his vehicles. A few weeks back the company has recalled around 1 million vehicles in North America. The plan to recall the automobiles were made over two problems that posed fire risks.
The company made two separate recall, first is BMW 3-series models from 2006-11, the problems in these vehicles is that climate control system is susceptible to overheat. Moreover, the second recall cover cars from 2007- 2011 BMW models that are equipped with a 6-cylinder engine.
The problem in these vehicles is that the heater, which is specially designed to maintain and keep the crankcase ventilation from freezing, has the risk of short-circuiting.
Aside from BMW, Japanese automaker Honda also recalls 900,000 minivans after the company received reports regarding people involved in injuries due to the problem in seats in the second row which is causing the seats to tip forward if not latched properly.
In my opinion, this is the best course of action by BMW and as one of the leading auto manufacturer in the world admitting mistakes is a bold step and taking actions to amend it should be praised.
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