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The passenger front airbag inflator could rupture when deployed, allowing metal fragments to strike vehicle occupants and increasing the risk of personal injury.
BMW will issue notifications during May, 2013. Replacement parts are expected to be available in July. BMW will again notify owners at which time they can contact their dealer to schedule the inspection/repairs. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call.
Airbags use a chemical reaction contained in an inflator module to create the pressure necessary to inflate the bags when deployment is required. These vehicles are being recalled because the front passenger airbag inflator may produce excessive internal pressure when deployed. As a result, the inflator module could rupture, causing metal fragments to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will inspect and replace any defective passenger front airbag inflator modules found.