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BMW recall could help drivers avoid a serious car accident

Texas drivers associate the BMW automotive brand with luxury, reliability and performance. BMW owners often stay with the brand for decades, moving from one model to the next within the company's diversified line. News of a recent BMW recall has made national headlines, however, and underscores the importance of compliance with all automotive recall efforts in order to prevent a serious car accident.

The recall was issued for as many as 700 test vehicles, manufactured as 1-Series ActiveE models. The automotive giant released the test fleet under two-year lease terms, with no option to purchase the vehicles upon completion of the lease. BMW planned to evaluate the performance of the powertrain in the all-electric cars for future development purposes.

However, the company has received as many as 16 complaints from drivers related to powertrain failure. As a result, the company is recalling the vehicles, although some 340 of the cars have already been repaired while in routine service visits. The recall is an effort on the part of BMW to reduce the chance of accidents or injuries.

When a manufacturer issues a widespread recall, many consumers feel relief that a potential problem is being addressed. In this case, there are no car accident reports associated with the issue. However, in other instances individuals can sustain serious injury due to malfunction of one or more automobile components. In such cases, the first course of action following emergency medical treatment is to determine one's rights under Texas law. Doing so can lead to a personal injury award that can help offset the costs of medical care and other damages.

Source: The New York Times, "BMW Recalls 1 Series ActiveE for Powertrain Problem," Christopher Jensen, Feb. 4, 2013

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