WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 30, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
RECALL Subject: Head Protection System Air Bag Improper Inflation
Report Receipt Date: MAR 13, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V147000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 46
All Products Associated with this Recall
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2015 BMW X5 xDrive 35d Sports Activity Vehicles (SAV) manufactured August 19, 2014, to February 16, 2015, and 2014-2015 BMW X5 xDrive 35i, X5 sDrive 35i, X5 xDrive 50i, Sports Activity Vehicles (SAV) manufactured August 28, 2013, to February 16, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the Head Protection System (HPS) air bag may not be securely connected to the air bag inflator gas generator.
Without a secure connection to the inflator, the HPS air bags may have insufficient inflation during a vehicle crash, increasing the risk of injury.
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the Head Protection System, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 1, 2015. 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 www.safercar.gov.