X3 owners can relax. Apart from one.
When a manufacturer has to recall a vehicle, typically it's because a significant number of vehicles were impacted. Even if the issue is small, it may be an issue on thousands or even millions of cars. The only occasions where there are very small recalls (only a handful of vehicles), are when boutique manufacturers like Pagani have to recall a hypercar. That is what makes this latest recall from BMW so interesting, as it only affects a single car. The NHTSA issued a recall for one model year 2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i that was built on June 7, 2016.
The recall states that this model "has electronic power steering (EPS), and the contact pins on the EPS control unit may not have been welded properly resulting in increased resistance." As a result, the power steering in the vehicle could cause a fire. Like all recalls, BMW will rectify the problem at no cost and notify the affected owners. Although, this one should be pretty simple as it could be completed with just one phone call. We don't know how this issue only affected one vehicle, or how BMW figured out which exact X3 had the issue, but the situation certainly is unique. If you happen to be the one X3 owner to suffer from this recall, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear about the experience.