BMW is Recalling certain 2015 428i and 435i Convertibles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 31, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Report Receipt Date: MAR 13, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V148000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,067

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make

BMW

BMW

Model

428i

435i

Model Year(s)

2015

2015

Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

SUMMARY:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2015 428i Convertible, 428i xDrive Convertible, 435i Convertible, and 435i xDrive Convertible vehicles manufactured October 22, 2014, to February 27, 2015. Due to a programming error, the driver’s front air bag deployment timing may be incorrect. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”

CONSEQUENCE:
If the driver’s front air bag deployment timing is incorrect, there is an increased risk of personal injury in the event of a vehicle crash.

REMEDY:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the air bag control module with corrected software version, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2015. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

NOTES:
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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