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RECALL Subject : Incorrectly Welded Driver Air Bag Inflator

Report Receipt Date: SEP 21, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V683000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,606


Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

SUMMARY:

BMW of North America, LLC. (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2015 BMW X3 sDrive28i, X3 xDrive28i, X3 xDrive35i, X3 xDrive28d, X4 xDrive28i and X4 xDrive35i vehicles, and model year 2014-2015 X5 xDrive35i, X5 sDrive35i, X5 xDrive50i, and 2014 X5 xDrive35d vehicles. The affected vehicles have a driver's frontal air bag inflator that may have been improperly welded.
CONSEQUENCE:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator housing could separate from the base plate and result in metal striking the vehicle occupants, potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
REMEDY:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's front air bag, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 11, 2016. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 
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