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BMW i3 electric car sales stopped, future recall announced for specific safety concern

2018 BMW i3 and i3s Enlarge Photo An obscure safety issue has led to a halt in sales of the BMW i3 electric car until further notice. The German maker announced a recall for every single i3 sold in the United States, covering 30,542 cars from the 2014 to 2018 model year. The safety issue that led to the recall and stop-sale follows recent testing by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration. DON'T MISS: Chevy Bolt EV reviewed by BMW i3 driver: electric cars compared During recent tests, the NHTSA found that 5th-percentile women—female drivers more than 5 feet tall and weighing between 100 and 110 pounds—showed a “marginally higher risk” of sustaining neck injuries in the event of a frontal crash if not wearing a seatbelt. Drivers should wear their seatbelt at all times, of course. But if a female BMW i3 driver fitting that profile did not do so, she would be a...

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