BMW is recalling 162 model-year 2012 versions of the Z4 convertible and ActiveE electric car due to problems with the power-steering system, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In the affected vehicles, variations in electrical current could cause the power-steering system to stop working, requiring increased effort from the driver to control the car. This could lead to an increased risk of accident.
BMW will notify owners starting later this month and dealers will replace the affected parts free of charge. Owners can call BMW at 800-525-7417 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.