BMW is recalling certain X3, M6 Convertible and M6 Coupe vehicles

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

WASHINGTON D.C. – August 23, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Incorrectly Welded Driver Air Bag Inflator

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.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V495000

Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

Components: AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,785

Make Model Model Year(s)
BMW M6 2013
BMW X3 2012 – 2013

Summary: BMW of North America, LLC. (BMW) is recalling certain 2012-2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i, X3 xDrive35i, and M6 Convertible vehicles and 2013 M6 Coupe vehicles. The affected vehicles have a driver’s frontal air bag inflator that may have been improperly welded.

Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver’s front air bag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 9, 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

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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