2005 BMW 3-Series 325CiEnlarge Photo
Having just recalled its 2009 X5 xDrive35d diesel model for a fuel heater fault, the automaker is now recalling certain 3-Series models from the 2002 to 2005 model years.
The particular models including the 325i, 325xi, 330i and 330xi, of which there are some 241,000 units in the U.S.
The issue concerns the tail lights. Over time, resistance in the electrical contacts may cause one or more tail light functions (tail light, brake light, and/or turn signal) to stop working.
While there’s no immediate threat to owners, the changes of other drivers knowing your intentions while driving will be severely reduced.
If you own one of the affected models, you can contact the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 (reference recall campaign number 11V438000) or BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.