Jeremy Brooks

BMW Recalls 45,500 Cars Over Doors That Could Open Unexpectedly

It’s one thing to feel the breeze through an open window or sunroof while driving down the road; it’s a very different experience when that fresh air comes from a door that opened on its own. [More]

Samuel M. Livingston

Toyota, Subaru, Mazda, BMW To Pay $553M To Owners Of Vehicles With Potentially Lethal Takata Airbags

Owners of Toyota, Subaru, Mazda, and BMW vehicles affected by the massive shrapnel-shooting Takata airbag defect could soon receive compensation for past repairs and other economic losses, as the automakers agreed today to pay $553 million to compensate owners and create programs intended to repair defective airbags more quickly. [More]

ABC News

BMW Owners Say Their Parked Cars Are Going Up In Flames

When you park your car, turn the engine off, and walk away, you have a reasonable expectation that when you return the vehicle will be in the same spot and in the same condition as when you left. But some BMW owners say they’ve returned only to find their car in flames. Now, these owners and fire officials from across the country are asking why.  [More]

(Kenny Lannert)

BMW Recalls 121K SUVs Over Defect That Could Render Vehicle Useless

Just like a pathogen can infect a tiny cut in your skin and end up wreaking real havoc on your body, if a bit of water starts getting into the wrong place on your car it could set off a chain of events that leaves you with a car that won’t move. [More]

Samuel M. Livingston

Lawsuit Claims Five Automakers Knew Of Dangerous Takata Airbags, Used Them Anyway

Takata recently agreed to pay $1 billion to close the books on a federal criminal investigation into its shrapnel-shooting airbags linked to 11 deaths, but the auto parts company — and several automakers — must still answer allegations that these airbags were a known problem long before the massive recall. [More]


BMW Reaches $478M Settlement Over Water Damaged Cars

More than 300,000 BMW owners will soon be eligible to claim their portion of a $478 million settlement over allegations that a design defect resulted in water damage to electrical components in vehicles’ trunks. [More]


Toyota Latest Carmaker To Invest In Car-Sharing Company

Following in the footsteps of rival carmakers BMW and General Motors, Toyota dipped its tires into the sharing game on Friday, announcing an investment in car-sharing company Getaround.  [More]

(Kenny Lannert)

BMW Recalls 136K Vehicles Over Stalling Issues

You can’t go anywhere — or at least get far — if the engine in your car stalls. For that reason, BMW recalled more than 135,000 vehicles that could contain a wiring issue.  [More]


BMW Recalls 622,000 SUVs Over Child Restraint Concerns

As technology has improved, so has the way in which children are secured in vehicles, from car seats to child seat anchors. However, the safety of a child is only possible if these devices are working. And it turns out the anchor bars in hundreds of thousands of BMW SUVs might not work as intended.  [More]


BMW Recalls, Stops Sale Of Some New Sedans Because Airbags Should Deploy In A Crash

BMW is no stranger to airbag issues as one of more than a dozen carmakers dealing with the massive Takata airbag defect. Now, though, the company is working to resolved a different airbag issue by recalling more than 6,000 sedans and issuing a stop sale on the vehicles, which contain safety devices that may not deploy when needed.  [More]

BMW Launching A New Car-Sharing Service In Seattle

BMW Launching A New Car-Sharing Service In Seattle

In an effort to dip into the car-booking field in the United States, BMW is planning to launch a new “premium car sharing service” stateside, taking its cues from the company’s existing model in Europe. [More]

BMW To Pay $40M For Failing To Recall Mini Coopers In A Timely Manner

BMW To Pay $40M For Failing To Recall Mini Coopers In A Timely Manner

Three months after federal regulators opened a probe into whether BMW failed to recall more than 30,000 Mini Cooper cars in a timely fashion after certain models did not meet side impact crash standards, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration fined the car manufacturer $40 million after finding a series of violations.  [More]

(Chris Goldberg)

Rolls-Royce Recalls One Car… Yes, You Read That Right

In the past year, automakers have recalled millions upon millions of vehicle for airbag issues. Bucking that trend is Rolls-Royce, which announced this week that it would recall one car. That’s right a single – very expensive – vehicle because of a problem with the safety device.  [More]

Regulators Investigating BMW’s Slow Recall Pace After Vehicles Failed Side Crash Tests

Regulators Investigating BMW’s Slow Recall Pace After Vehicles Failed Side Crash Tests

Just two months after federal regulators fined Fiat Chrysler a record $105 million as a result of a lengthy investigation into the carmaker’s leisurely pace in fixing more than 11 million vehicles connected to 23 safety recalls, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is poised to take another manufacturer to task: BMW. [More]

BMW, Daimler Deny Manipulating Emissions Tests

BMW, Daimler Deny Manipulating Emissions Tests

Less than a week after regulators called out Volkswagen for using “defeat device” software to cheat on emissions tests for 11 million vehicles worldwide, the integrity of some other German automakers is being called into question. [More]

(Brad Clinesmith)

Class-Action Lawsuit Claims 10 Automakers Hid Keyless Ignition Carbon Monoxide Dangers That Led To 13 Deaths

At least 13 people have died because 10 major automakers concealed the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in more than five million vehicles equipped with keyless ignitions, a new class-action lawsuit claims. [More]

Before Google created its new parent company, BMW used and trademarked the Alphabet name and domain.

BMW Beat Google To The “Alphabet” Name And Website

Yesterday, Google announced a massive reorganization that will put the Internet giant and all its other side businesses under the umbrella of a new company called Alphabet. But don’t expect to visit anytime soon, unless you want to buy a bunch of BMWs. [More]

(The Joy Of The Mundane)

Consumer Reports: Nearly 1.5M Vehicles Have Higher-Than-Average Oil Consumption

When I first started driving, I remember being told to change my car’s oil every 3,000 miles. More than a dozen years later – and after several advancements in vehicle production – most cars can go 5,000 miles to 10,000 miles before they need a fresh dose of oil. But according to a new analysis from Consumer Reports, those mileage markers may be a bit too optimistic, as many new cars actually require additional oil between changes – and that’s not really acceptable. [More]