BMW 1-Series recalled and sales halted in U.S.
The U.S. NHTSA safety agency says that BMW is recalling all 1-Series models sold in the States between 2008 and 2010 for a potential fire risk. BMW has not yet found a fix for this problem.
According to BMW, cars built between December 1, 2007, and May 27, 2010, may not have sufficient clearance between the seatbelt tensioners and the sound insulation in the B-pillars. Should a crash occur, the tensioners could overheat. In rare instances, the excess temperature could possibly ignite the insulation material.
While BMW has not yet released a fix, they have issued a recall and stopped sales of all 1-Series models until it rectifies the design issue. BMW will notify owners of the recall shortly when they have a solution. For more information, contact your local BMW dealers.