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Recall 14V422000

Front Passenger Side Air Bag Defect

Recall Details

In an accident where air bag deployment is triggered, the front passenger side air bag may not properly deploy. This could result in the increased risk of injury for an occupant. Dealers will replace the front passenger side air bag free of charge to resolve the problem.

Our Quick Take

The front passenger side air bag may not deploy properly in an accident, resulting in the increased risk of occupant injury.

What Should You Do?

BMW and Mini notified owners of affected vehicles starting in September 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., July 14, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 14, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
27
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V422000
Component
Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling a certain model year BMW i3 vehicle manufactured March 31, 2014, and certain 2014 MINI Cooper Hardtop vehicles manufactured February 2, 2014 to May 30, 2014. The affected vehicles may have been manufactured with an air bag inflator that was not assembled correctly. This could cause the air bag to not deploy properly in the event of an accident.
Consequence
If the air bag deploys improperly in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the air bags, the seat occupant may be at an increased risk of injury.
Remedy
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger side air bag, free of charge. The recall began in September 2014. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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