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BMW issues recall due to improperly bonded windshields

“BMW of North America is recalling certain 2023 X5 and X7 vehicles due to a potential risk of electrical short circuits. The underlying issue, however, is that the windshields may not have been properly bonded to the vehicles by a recently-programmed vehicle assembly robot.

The recall pertains to a relatively small number, 47, of potentially affected vehicles. Those include 39 2023 X5 sDrive40i and xDrive40i vehicles, two xDrive45e vehicles and six X7 xDrive40i vehicles.

According to documentation filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 47 potentially affected BMWs were manufactured with windshields that may have been attached without meeting specifications. Water could enter the vehicle and contact electrical components, causing a short circuit.”

Read more about the recall here.

While this particular recall is extremely small in number, the seriousness can not be understated. Having a windshield detach during a drive could result in a catastrophic accident. Thankfully, BMW noticed the issue before any such events could occur and are taking prompt action to correct the problem.

If you need a windshield replacement contact the professionals of IAS Auto Glass at 952-797-4374. We look forward to serving you!