Recall 19V349000

B Pillar Inside Vehicle Will Not Absorb Enough Impact To Protect Occupants In A Crash

Recall Details

The B pillar of the vehicle may not sufficiently protect an occupants head in an accident. BMW is currently developing a remedy (this remedy is not available as of the time of this writing). Dealers will repair the vehicles per the remedy once available free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The B pillar of the vehicle, which is the area to the right of the driver's door from the roof to the rocker panel, may not absorb a sufficient amount of impact in an accident where an occupant's head contacts that area of the vehicle. This increases risk of 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 July, 2019. 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., May 09, 2019

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 09, 2019
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2016-2019 X1 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i vehicles. In the event of a crash where the occupants head contacts the B-pillar, the pillar may not absorb an adequate amount of the impact. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 201, "Occupant Protection in Interior Impact."
In the event of a crash, the insufficient impact absorption can increase the risk of injury.
The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin July 2, 2019. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
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
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