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The passenger frontal air bag assembly is deployed by an inflator which contains propellant that makes the air bag deploy. The air bag inflator may not vent properly in the event of a crash that results in deployment of the air bag. As a result, the inflator may rupture on deployment, which can send metal shrapnel through the air bag, striking vehicle occupants. This could result in serious injury or death.
Recall repairs on your BMW must be performed by a BMW dealership. BMW will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in March, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local BMW dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.
The passenger frontal air bag inflator may not vent properly, resulting in metal fragments spraying on occupants during air bag deployment in an accident. Dealers will replace the air bag modules free of charge to resolve the concern.