Now, there are three more massive recalls happening. Together, 260,000 cars are heading back to the dealership for repairs, which is a really big hassle for their owners.
BMW is recalling the X3 and X4 crossovers and Infinity is recalling the Infinity Q50. The X3 and X4 crossovers are geared for growing families. They are perfect for those young, hip parents looking to escape the minivan stereotype. But the recall may give you pause before setting out on the open road.
BMW is issuing a recall for about 200,000 X3s and X4s because the anchor bars that help secure the child’s car seat to the vehicle can become damaged over time. As they become more damaged, the likelihood that someone might get hurt in a wreck increases.
The affected 2011 – 2017 X3s have build dates between July 2010 and April 2016, and the 2015 – 2017 X4s were built between March 2014 and April 2016. Technicians can begin fixing the recalled vehicles in July.
The third recall is focused on the Infinity Q50, in which 60,000 of the autonomous cars are being returned to the dealer because there’s a problem with the self-driving steering system. The system might malfunction on the highway under certain conditions. Infinity spokesperson, Stefan Weinmann, said that there’s a software glitch in the system that, “can lead to a lack of steering responsiveness and change in turning radius.”
The recall is not stopping the carmaker. Infinity says it’s still planning on rolling out autonomous driving to more new models as it introduces the steering system to more of its cars.
The Q50 has had problems before with the adaptive steering system. The carmaker recalled the 2014 model year because the steering system disabled itself at freezing temperatures.
If you own any of these vehicles, you should contact your dealer right away regarding your repair options. And if you need a temporary ride while it is in the shop, click here and learn how to avoid the one mistake people make when renting cars.