BMW 2 Series Gran Coupes recalled for a sunroof issue
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The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe’s sunroof may not comply with federal safety standards.

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Bmw Is missing around 14,000 228i and M235i Cars from the 2020 and 2021 model years due to a sunroof problem. This problem, which was announced on 18 February, is nothing like this Broken, Rather vehicles do not comply with a certain federal motor vehicle safety standard.

So, what is wrong here? This is a bit complicated. If a driver starts turning off the power sunroof of an affected vehicle and then turns the ignition off or in a locked state, the sunroof may continue to shut down, which violates FMVSS number 118, for the purpose of It is to reduce the chance of accidental injury or death. Operation of power window or sunroof. Curiously, the anti-pinch / anti-trap feature remains active on these cars, which automatically stop or reverse the speed of the sunroof when an object is turned off.

According to the rule, a window, partition or roof panel can only be “closed” when the key controlling the vehicle’s engine activation is in the ‘on,’ ‘start’ or ‘auxiliary’ position. “As silly as it may seem, as these BMW sunroofs continue to shut down even after the ignition is turned off, they violate federal regulation, even though they will not hurt anyone: it appears that this flaw There have been no injuries or deaths due.

To rectify this sunroof problem, the automaker issued a voluntary non-compliance recall and will update a software, which will be available for free, at the dealership. if your 2 Series Gran Coupe Affected by this recall, BMW will officially notify you from 12 April.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration campaign number for this recall is 21V091000. If you have any questions or concerns about this, contact NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 or reach BMW Customer Service directly by calling 1-800-525-7417.

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