2013-2014 BMW i3 Steering Column Issue

15_BMW_i3_Review.jpg 2015 BMW i3; | photo by Evan Sears


The problem: Drivers may hear or feel a clunking noise through the steering column, and a large amount of play can be felt in the steering wheel when it’s moved up and down. This may be due to a faulty steering column.

Cars affected by service bulletin:

  • 2014 BMW i3
  • 2015 BMW i3

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Corrective action: Dealers will replace the steering column.

Warranty info: This service is being performed free of charge under BMW’s new-car or extended warranty, whichever applies.

What owners should do: Call your local dealer with your vehicle’s identification number to determine if it’s involved in this service bulletin. You can also call BMW at 800-831-1117 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236. Reference TSB No. 320614.

Need to find a dealer for service? Go to Service & Repair to find a local dealer.

Editor’s note: This is only one of dozens of service bulletins issued each month by automakers. Please check your automaker’s website to see if your vehicle has any service bulletins pending.

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