BMW is Recalling certain 2000-2003 3 Series and 5 Series vehicles

6 02 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 6, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V047000

Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

Components: AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 230,117

Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
BMW 320 2000 – 2002
BMW 323 2000 – 2002
BMW 325 2000 – 2002
BMW 330 2000 – 2002
BMW 525 2001 – 2002
BMW 530 2001 – 2002
BMW 540 2001 – 2002
BMW M3 2000 – 2002
BMW M5 2001 – 2002
BMW X5 2001 – 2003

Summary: BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2000-2002 BMW 320i, 323i, 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi, 323Ci, 325Ci, 330Ci, M3, 323iT, 325iT and 325xiT vehicles, 2001-2002 525i, 530i, 540i, M5, 525iT and 540iT vehicles, and 2001-2003 X5 3.0i, X5 4.4i, and X5 4.6is vehicles. These vehicles may have had a driver-side air bag module installed as replacement equipment such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bag, or as a remedy part for a prior recall. These replacement modules contain an air bag inflator that may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to lower absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.

Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the driver side air bag module, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 15, 2017. 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.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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