By Dave Lee on May 8, 2012
BMW is recalling about 7,600 3 Series vehicles from the 2012 model year because the head restraints in the front seats do not meet federal safety standards, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In the affected vehicles, which were built from Oct. 19, 2011, to March 18, if the head restraint is fully extended, it may move down slightly in a crash, increasing the risk of injury. You can check your vehicle's build date on the sticker on the driver-side doorjamb.
Owners will be notified this month, and dealers will attach a clamp to the head restraint posts for free. Owners can call BMW at 800-525-7417 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.