BMW of North America – Improperly Installed Interior Trunk Release Cable

BMW of North America (BMW) is recalling certain 2020 330i, 330i xDrive and M340i vehicles. The interior trunk release cable may have been improperly installed, preventing the opening of the trunk from the inside. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 401, “Internal Trunk Release.”

Affected models:

Report Received Date 20191023
NHTSA ID 19V755000
Consequence Summary If a person were inside the trunk compartment, they may not be able to get out, increasing their risk of injury.
Corrective Action BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the interior trunk release cable and properly install the cable, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began December 13, 2019. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Recall Code NR (Not Reported)
Potentially Affected 325
Fire Risk When Parked No
Do Not Drive No
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What the owner should do?

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