2011 BMW 550I Air Bags Frontal Sensor Control Module Recall

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2011 BMW 550I Air Bags Frontal Sensor Control Module Recall

 NHTSA Recall #124263
NHTSA Compaign #16V832000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerBMW of North America, LLC
 SupplierBMW
 BrandBMW
 Model550I
 Model Year2011
 ComponentAIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
 Date of notification16/12/16
 Begin date of manufacuring01/03/10
 End date of manufacturing31/08/11
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received17/11/16
 Report created17/11/16
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units91
 Defect summaryBmw of north america, llc (bmw) is recalling certain model year 2011 bmw 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and 550xi vehicles manufactured march 1, 2010, through august 31, 2011. The affected vehicles may have received a replacement sensor cluster unit (scu) during a service visit. These scus have an acceleration sensor that may have been incorrectly programmed and, as a result, the scu may not accurately determine if activation and deployment of the air bags, safety belt pre-tensioners and head restraints is necessary in the event of a crash.
 Consequence summaryDepending on the severity of the crash, inadequate activation of the driver and/or passenger air bags, safety belt pre-tensioners and active head restraints may increase the risk of injury.
 Corrective actionBmw will notify owners, and dealers will replace the scu, free of charge. The recall began on december 16, 2016. Owners may contact bmw customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 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?

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