BMW 325is Recall 92V055000

Recall 92V055000

Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s):
Manufacturer's Report Date:

December 30, 1992

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:

92V055000

NHTSA Action Number:

N/A

Component:

SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected:

22,416

Summary:

THE VEHICLE FAILED TO COMPLY WITH FMVSS 208. THE DRIVER'S CHEST RESULTANT ACCELERATION EXCEEDED THE ALLOWABLE 60 G'S IN A CRASH TEST WHEN THE SEAT HEIGHT CHANGES ADJUSTMENT UNDER SEVERE FRONTAL IMPACT.

Consequence:

THE DRIVER OF A VEHICLE FACES INCREASED RISK OF INJURYIN THE EVENT OF A SUDDEN STOP OR ACCIDENT.

Remedy:

INSTALL A DAMPER ON THE UNDERSIDE OF THE DRIVER'S SEAT CUSHION, BETWEEN THE CUSHION FRAME AND THE SEAT TRACK. IN A SEVERE FRONTAL IMPACT THE DAMPER WILL HYDRAULICALLY LOCK, PREVENTING A CHANGE IN SEAT HEIGHT.

Notes:

SYSTEM: INTERIOR SYSTEMS: FMVSS 208.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CAR, MODELS 325I AND 325IA.

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