BMW RECALL – 2000-2003 YEAR MODELS

January 20, 2017 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V047000

Driver’s Frontal Air Bag Inflator may Rupture

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver’s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V047000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 230,117

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2000-2002 BMW 320i, 323i, 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi, 323Ci, 325Ci, 330Ci, M3, 323iT, 325iT and 325xiT vehicles, 2001-2002 525i, 530i, 540i, M5, 525iT and 540iT vehicles, and 2001-2003 X5 3.0i, X5 4.4i, and X5 4.6is vehicles. These vehicles may have had a driver-side air bag module installed as replacement equipment such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bag, or as a remedy part for a prior recall. These replacement modules contain an air bag inflator that may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to lower absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the driver side air bag module, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 15, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
BMW 320 2000-2002
BMW 323 2000-2002
BMW 325 2000-2002
BMW 330 2000-2002
BMW 525 2001-2002
BMW 530 2001-2002
BMW 540 2001-2002
BMW M3 2000-2002
BMW M5 2001-2002
BMW X5 2001-2003

 



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