An issue with the car's carbon-fibre driveshaft could result in a loss of drive to the rear wheels.

BMW has recalled a handful of 2016 M3 and M4 models, over concerns about a three-hole flange within the car's driveshaft.

According to the company, the car's carbon-fibre driveshaft contains a three-hole flange and a pushing piece which isn't produced with 'sufficient long-term durability'. That means the 'pushing piece' could be pulled out of the driveshaft.

If that happens, torque mightn't be transmitted to the rear wheels, putting drivers at risk of accident.

A total of 97 M3s, 71 M4s and 10 M4 Convertibles are included in the campaign – VIN lists are attached here, here and here respectively.

BMW will contact owners of the affected vehicles, and advise them to get in touch with their nearest dealership for a free fix.