BMW recalls i8 for stability control problem

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The Basics: BMW will recall 16 examples of the 2015 i8 with production dates between May 29, 2015, and June 5, 2015.

The Problem: Improperly drilled holes in the dynamic stability control hydraulic unit could restrict the movement of one or more of the part's pistons. This problem could impact the DSC's control over the vehicle's braking.

Injuries/Deaths: None reported.

The Fix: BMW dealers will check the DSC hydraulic unit and will replace the part if necessary.

If You Own One: BMW expects the recall to start February 10.

More Information: BMW previously recalled 223 examples of the 2014 i8 for a possible fuel leak.

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RECALL Subject : Impaired Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) Functions

Report Receipt Date: DEC 28, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V882000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16

All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
BMW I8 2015


Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2015 i8 vehicles manufactured May 29, 2015, to June 5, 2015. Improperly drilled holes within the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) hydraulic unit may restrict one or more pistons impairing the DSC functions, including braking.

Impaired DSC functionality may negatively impact vehicle handling and braking and increase the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the DSC hydraulic unit, and replace if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 10, 2016. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to

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