BMW ActiveE electric car

BMW ActiveE electric car

BMW has issued one of the first safety recalls for an electric car, with the automaker today announcing a recall for its 1-Series based ActiveE electric car due to a potential steering issue.

Also affected by the latest recall are certain versions of the 2012 BMW Z4 sports car.

In total, there are some 162 vehicles affected.

According to BMW, variations in electrical current may occur within the electric power steering systems of the cars. This could then lead to a sudden loss of power steering assistance, which in turn could lead to a crash.  

BMW will notify owners who will then be asked to take their cars to their nearest BMW dealer. The dealers will inspect the vehicle and replace any faulty parts if necessary, free of charge.

For further information you can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236 (reference recall campaign number 12V302000) or BMW at 1-800-525-7417.