2003 BMW 325XIT Air Bags Recall

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2003 BMW 325XIT Air Bags Recall

 NHTSA Recall #96177
NHTSA Compaign #13V172000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerBMW of North America, LLC
 Model Year2003
 ComponentAIR BAGS
 Date of notification15/03/17
 Begin date of manufacuring01/01/02
 End date of manufacturing31/12/02
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received03/05/13
 Report created02/05/13
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units43204
 Defect summaryBmw is recalling certain model year 2002-2003 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi sedans; 325ci and 330ci coupes and convertibles; 325it and 325xit sports wagons; and m3 coupes and convertibles to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag which may produce excessive internal pressure causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment of the air bag.
 Consequence summaryIn the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the passenger seat occupant or other occupants.
 Corrective actionBmw intends to issue initial notifications to owners informing them of the safety defect in june 2013. Once replacement parts are available, estimated for july, bmw will notify owners again to contact their dealers and schedule a replacement of the passenger air bag, free of charge. Owners may contact bmw customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or email bmw at [email protected] Com.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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