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BMW Recalls All i3 Electric Cars Over Crash-Test Result

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Nov. 22, 2017—BMW is recalling 2014 to 2018 model-year i3 electric cars sold in the U.S. because a crash test showed a higher risk of neck injury for a 5-foot-tall, 110-pound woman not wearing her seat belt, according to Consumer Reports.

The automaker sent a notice to dealers to stop selling the i3 until the repairs have been completed.

BMW says it has sold 29,383 of the cars in the U.S. and currently has 1,159 in dealer inventory.

The test was one part of a recent certification conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

BMW said its own testing did not show the issue, but more recent testing showed inconsistent results.

The automaker says it’s working with NHTSA to understand the difference in test results.

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