BMW VIN Recall Check
What is a BMW VIN recall check?
Manufacturers like BMW are among the top sources of information for our comprehensive database of vehicle data. Using the vehicle identification number, you can verify if BMW issued a recall for any vehicle.
A vehicle safety recall is usually initiated by a car manufacturer for defects that pose a risk to vehicle safety. This defect may have been discovered in several vehicles of the same design or manufacture or in components of the same type and manufacture. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an agency within the US Department of Transportation, oversees the safety recalls.
A VIN or vehicle identification number is a 17-digit alphanumeric code that serves to identify your BMW vehicle as a unique unit. No two vehicles have the same VIN. It is the key to all data about a vehicle.
How do I find previous recalls on my BMW car?
BMW has a recall rate of 1,196 per 1,000 vehicles sold for the 31-year period that ended in September 2016 according to NHTSA data. In the same study, iSeeCars.com also found that 86.5 percent of cars were recalled due to problems that can lead to fire, crash, injury or death. BMW announced several recalls in recent years.
Our BMW recall search tool is 100% free. You can also check for recalls by VIN at the official BMW Owner’s website. At Vehicle.report, however, you can unlock a ton of data using the VIN. Every vehicle report generated via VIN check or license plate lookup includes the vehicle’s specifications, market value, title history, sales records and a complete NMVTIS vehicle history.
How can I check a BMW car’s history for free?
Acquiring a free car report can be easier than paying for one or getting it from a dealership. You can do it anytime with just a few clicks as soon as you find a car you would like to consider buying. Checking the vehicle history of a car is a critical step before you proceed to other steps in the purchasing process. You should be able to get a car report without being blocked by a paywall that most vehicle history providers require.
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How to run a BMW VIN recall check?
Check all active recalls for any BMW coupe, sedan or SUV in the United States in two easy steps:
Check the VIN
Look for the VIN in these most common locations: through the windshield near the base of the dashboard (driver’s side) or on the door frame on the driver’s side.
You can also find the VIN on the vehicle’s documents: registration card, vehicle title, Insurance card, or owner’s manual.
What can a BMW VIN recall check tell me about a recall?
NHTSA Campaign Number refers to a unique number assigned to a recall.
Summary of important details about the recall covers the model and model year of affected vehicles, the issue or part that may pose a safety risk or fail to meet minimum safety standards, and, possibly, where the vehicles were sold or registered. BMW will also explain how the defect or issue may affect the vehicle’s operation and safety.
Remedy refers to the recommended solution to the structural or mechanical problem. BMW will explain whether the issue can be fixed or if a defective component will be replaced.
Contact information includes the date when BMW will start sending notifications to owners, the BMW reference number for the recall, and the number for BMW customer service hotline.
Why should I run Vehicle.report’s BMW VIN recall check?
BMW has a recall rate of 1,196 per 1,000 vehicles sold for the 31-year period that ended in September 2016 according to NHTSA data. In the same study, iSeeCars.com also found that 86.5 percent of cars were recalled due to problems that can lead to fire, crash, injury or death. BMW announced several recalls in recent years. Here are some of the vehicles affected and why they were recalled:
You may search BMW recalls by VIN at the official BMW website. Here are other resources you can tap to know more about BMW cars: BMW Owner’s Manual, BMW safety ratings, and BMW reviews.
Using Vehicle.report’s 100% free BMW recall search tool, a VIN unlocks a ton of data including: