BMW Recalling 241,000 3 Series for Tail Light Failure

By Jacob Brown | September 01, 2011
BMW is recalling 2002 to 2005 BMW 3 Series models to repair potentially defective tail light wiring that could cause them to malfunction. The recall affects 241,000 BMW 325i, 325xi, 330i, and 330xi models manufactured between September 1, 2001 and March 1, 2005 (model years 2002 to 2005) to fix wiring within cars’ body panels that may have abnormal electrical resistance in electrical contacts throughout their wiring. Because of the resistance, brake lights, tail lights, or turn signals may stop working, putting drivers at a heightened risk of having an accident. BMW will send out notifications to owners of affected vehicles in October and recall the tail light malfunctions free of charge at dealerships. For further information, contact the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration’s safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) and reference campaign number 11V438000. Owners can also contact BMW’s customer service line directly at 1-800-525-7417.
Source: NHTSA

241,000 is quite a huge number, and it has been mentioned all the affected models are developed in between 2002 and 2005 model years. So, if you have are owing a 2002 3-Series, then immediately try contacting your respective dealers.