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January 15, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V018000
Passenger frontal Air Bag Inflators May Explode
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V018000

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 292,948

Summary

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2000-2005 323iT, 325iT, 325xiT, 320i, 323i, 325i, 325xi, 328i, 330i and 330xi and 2000-2006 323Ci, 325Ci, 328Ci, 330Ci, M3 Coupe, 323Cic, 325Cic, 330Cic, and M3 Convertible vehicles equipped with non-desiccated frontal Takata PSAN inflators and PSPI passenger frontal air bag inflators containing phase stabilized ammonium nitrate (PSAN) propellant that were used as interim remedy parts for previous Takata recalls. These inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high temperature cycling.

Remedy

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger's front air bag, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 6, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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