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BMW 325i Recall 92V055000

Body, Interior & Misc., December 30, 1992

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
December 30, 1992
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
22,416
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
92V055000
Component
SEATS

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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