Recall Alert: 2008-2011 BMW 1 Series

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BMW is recalling all 1 Series models sold in the U.S. because of a seat belt pretensioner that may ignite, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The pretensioner is designed to aid in passenger safety during a crash. In the case of the 1 Series, it’s located too close to sound insulation materials in the B-pillar and can overheat, possibly leading to a fire.
BMW hasn’t announced a remedy and is halting all sales of the 1 Series until one is found.

The recall affects all cars built between Dec. 1, 2007, and May 27, 2010, effectively all 1 Series ever sold in the U.S. For more information, call BMW at 800-525-7417 or NHTSA’s hot line at 888-327-4236. 

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