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BMW recall 96V110000

Recall 96V110000

Affected Cars:

Make Model Year(s)
BMW 318i 1992
318is 1992
325i 1992
325is 1992
525i 1991, 1992
535i 1991, 1992
735i 1991, 1992
735iL 1991, 1992
750iL 1991, 1992
850i 1991, 1992
M5 1991, 1992

Body, Interior & Misc., September 30, 1996
Original Recall from the NHTSA

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 96V110000

NHTSA Action Number: EA95013

Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Potential Number of Units Affected: 75000

Summary: THE AIR BAG CONTACT RING LOCKING TAB LOCATED IN THE STEERING WHEEL ASSEMBLY CAN BREAK WITHOUT WARNING.

Consequence: IF THIS HAPPENS, THE CONTACT RING WIRING COULD EVENTUALLY BREAK. THE AIR BAG READINESS INDICATOR LAMP (SRS OR AIRBAG) IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER WILL ILLUMINATE, AND THE AIR BAG WOULD NOT DEPLOY IN THE EVENT OF A FRONTAL IMPACT VEHICLE COLLISION.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LOCKING TAB WITH ONE OF A DIFFERENT DESIGN.

Notes: SYSTEM: INTERIOR; PASSIVE RESTRAINT; AIR BAG; DRIVER. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. OWNER NOTIFICATION: OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN AUGUST 5, 1996. NOTE: OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-831-1117. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration