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BMW 318i recall 91V054000

Recall 91V054000
Body, Interior & Misc., July 23, 1991
Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 1991

Mfr's Report Date:
July 23, 1991

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 91V054000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: AIR BAGS:KNEE BOLSTER

Potential Number of Units Affected: 13500

Summary: DURING TESTING, INCORRECTLY INSTALLED DRIVER-SIDE KNEE BOLSTER PREVENTED STEERING COLUMN FROM MOVING FORWARD AS DESIGNED TO ABSORB IMPACT ENERGY FROM DRIVER DUMMY.

Consequence: CHEST DECELERATION EXCEEDS MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE LIMIT WHICHRESULTS IN INCREASED RISK OF OCCUPANT INJURY IN A SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT.

Remedy: REPAIR THE KNEE BOLSTER TO ALLOW CLEARANCE AND AVOID IMPEDANCE OF STEERING COLUMN MOVEMENT DURING FRONTAL IMPACT.

Notes: SYSTEM: OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION; FMVSS 208.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS.

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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