1991 BMW 850I Air Bags Frontal Recall

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1991 BMW 850I Air Bags Frontal Recall

 NHTSA Recall #18591
NHTSA Compaign #96V110000
MFG Compaign #
 Model Year1991
 Date of notification30/09/96
 Begin date of manufacuring01/07/90
 End date of manufacturing01/03/92
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received01/07/96
 Report created08/07/96
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units75000
 Defect summaryThe air bag contact ring locking tab located in the steering wheel assembly can break without warning.
 Consequence summaryIf this happens, the contact ring wiring could eventually break. The air bag readiness indicator lamp (srs or airbag) in the instrument cluster will illuminate, and the air bag would not deploy in the event of a frontal impact vehicle collision.
 Corrective actionDealers will replace the locking tab with one of a different design.
 Recall notesSystem: interior; passive restraint; air bag; driver. Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. Owner notification: owner notification is expected to begin august 5, 1996. Note: owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact bmw at 1-800-831-1117. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-800-424-9393.

  • 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.
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    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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