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Sudden loss of steering assistance may increase the steering effort required to control the direction of a vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Steering — Electric Power Assist System

Summary
BMW is recalling certain model year 2011 1-series active E and model year 2012 Z4 vehicles. Variations in electrical current may occur within the electric power steering assistance system, leading to sudden loss of power steering assistance.
Actions
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering assistance module, free of charge. The safety recall began during July 2012. Owners may contact BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417.
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Date Announced
JUN 28, 2012
Vehicles Affected
162
NHTSA Campaign #
12V302000
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