Vehicles Affected: Approximately 7,500 model-year 2012-15 BMW 3 Series cars, including 2012-15 320i, 320xi, 328i, 328xi, 335i, 335xi and ActiveHybrid3 cars manufactured between Oct. 20, 2011, and June 22, 2015; 2014-15 328xi Sports Wagons manufactured between March 21, 2013, and March 17, 2015; 2014-15 328d and 328xd cars manufactured between June 28, 2013, and April 21, 2015; and 2014-15 328xd Sports Wagons manufactured between July 5, 2013, and April 21, 2015
The Problem: The cars may have been programmed with new software that inadvertently makes the front side-marker lights inoperative in conjunction with the parking lights or the headlights. If the side-marker lights do not illuminate, the vehicle may be less visible at night, increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will upload revised software to correct the issue for free.
What Owners Should Do: BMW will begin notifying owners Oct. 9. Owners can call the automaker at 800-525-7417 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov, for more info.
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