Chevrolet and BMW have recently issued recalls. The Chevrolet Captiva Sport is being recalled for a parking brake cable issue while the power steering of a select number of BMW 1 Series Active E and Z4s may fail.
2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sport
The Problem: The parking brake cable on some Chevrolet Captiva Sport models doesn’t conform to a federal standard regarding parking brake performance requirements. The parking brake cable may not be fully seated in its connector and could separate, which would make the parking brake cable ineffective at holding the vehicle in place. The vehicle could then roll and crash.
The Fix: GM will notify owners of possibly affected vehicles around July 18. Owners will be able to take the vehicle to a dealer for inspection. If the problem is present, the dealer will connect the cables free of charge. Owners can contact GM at 1-866-694-6546 regarding campaign number 12127.
Number of Vehicles Affected: 2070 2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sport crossovers manufactured from April 26, 2012 through May 17, 2012.
2011 BMW 1 Series Active E and 2012 BMW Z4
The Problem: Electrical current variations may occur within the electrical power steering system, which could result in sudden loss of power steering, increasing effort required to control the vehicle and potentially leading to a crash.
The Fix: BMW notify owners and dealers in July. Dealers will replace the steering assist module for free. Owners can contact the automaker at 1-800-525-7417.
Number of Vehicles Affected: 162 2011 BMW 1 Series Active E coupes and 2012 BMW Z4 roadsters.