BMW is recalling certain model year 2011 X3 passenger vehicles manufactured from april 27, 2011, through june 8, 2011. A control module in the electric power steering (eps) unit may malfunction, resulting in a sudden loss of power steering assistance.
Sudden loss of power steering assistance could increase the risk of a crash.
BMW will notify owners and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during July 2011. Owners may contact BMW customer relations and services at 1-800-525-7417.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to Safercar.
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