BMW has recalled over 154,000 vehicles due to vehicles stalling due to a potential wiring issue that can cause an accident. The recall is being issued to U.S. and Canada owners who have purchased certain models from 2007 to 2012. The 5-series and X5 vehicles along with some 6-series and X6 vehicles are being recalled. BMW states that wiring located in the fuel pumps, which are inside the gas tank, may not have been crimped properly. A connector can be melted if the crimped wire becomes loose which will cause stalling. The company has not reported any injuries or crashes from this issue and dealers are replacing the recalled product at no cost to owners.
Over 51.2 million vehicles were affected by recalls in 2015. These vehicles were recalled for 868 different issues by automakers. These companies are placing stringent compliance plans in place to oversee any defects and to alert consumers of potential problems. However, these issues can cause injuries and even fatalities. As drivers, we are protected by the product liability laws. If you have been involved in an accident due to a defective product, please contact a product liability attorney.
The experienced attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC are dedicated to helping consumers who have been victims of unsafe products. Our team will help determine a course of action and use our experience to get a fair and settled case. If you have been affected by a recalled product and experienced injuries, please call today to receive a free consultation.