The several news agencies covering recall alerts in the country have revealed that BMW has issued a recall for several units of the 2012 BMW 3-Series vehicles over possible personal injury risk.
According to the news, BMW 3-Series vehicles manufactured between October 19th, 2011 and March 18th, 2012 were equipped with front seat head restraints that possibly fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 202 since these restraints go beyond the downward movement limit of 25mm in the maximum position.
The official recall announcement issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has disclosed that if one of these vehicles crashes, the head restraint could move down abruptly if the item happens to be fully engaged in an extended position, which could potentially increase the risk of an injury.
BMW has already claimed that registered owners are being notified. All recalled vehicles are having clamps attached to the front seat head restraints at authorized dealers.
As a Ventura personal injury lawyer, I sincerely hope that all recalled vehicles are fixed before anybody is injured. Hopefully, BMW is carrying out this recall campaign successfully and before accidents are reported. I’ve seen similar recalls in the past and I know of the dire consequences they entail so never ignore a recall alert issued for a product or vehicle you own. The safety of your loved ones depends on your readiness.
If you or a loved one is ever injured in an auto accident that was caused by a recalled or defective vehicle, please consult with a personal injury lawyer near you to learn about the possible legal options available to your case.