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Recall 15V148000

Driver's Frontal Air Bag May Not Deploy Quickly Enough

Recall Details

The driver's frontal air bag may have delayed deployment in an accident. Dealers will reprogram the air bag control module with corrected software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The driver's side frontal air bag may not deploy quickly enough during an accident. This could result in the increased risk of occupant injury.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your BMW must be performed by a BMW dealership. BMW began notifying owners of affected vehicles starting in April 2015. If you did 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 uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Body, Interior & Misc., March 13, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 13, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
2,067
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V148000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2015 428i Convertible, 428i xDrive Convertible, 435i Convertible, and 435i xDrive Convertible vehicles manufactured October 22, 2014, to February 27, 2015. Due to a programming error, the driver's front air bag deployment timing may be incorrect. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
Consequence
If the driver's front air bag deployment timing is incorrect, there is an increased risk of personal injury in the event of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the air bag control module with corrected software version, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2015. 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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