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Recall 17V115000

Side Air Bags Fail To Deploy In An Accident

Recall Details

The seat mounted side air bag inflator initiators may fail to ignite in a crash, resulting in the air bags not deploying as needed. Dealers will replace the air bag modules free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The seat mounted side air bags may not deploy as needed in an accident due to inflator initiators that fail to ignite in a crash. This would increase the risk of occupant injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your BMW must be performed by a BMW dealership. BMW will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in April, 2017. If you do 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 incomplete 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., February 23, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 23, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
292
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V115000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2017 430i, 430i xDrive, 440i, 440i xDrive and M4 vehicles and Rolls-Royce Dawn vehicles. The affected vehicles have seat-mounted side air bag inflator initiators that may fail to ignite during a crash.
Consequence
If the air bag inflator initiator fails to ignite, the seat-mounted air bag will not deploy, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag modules, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 17, 2017. 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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