2002 Bmw 540I Air Bags Frontal Driver Side Inflator Module Recall

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2002 Bmw 540I Air Bags Frontal Driver Side Inflator Module Recall

 NHTSA Recall #130094
NHTSA Compaign #19V015000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerBMW of North America, LLC
 SupplierBMW
 BrandBMW
 Model540I
 Model Year2002
 ComponentAIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
 Date of notification14/03/19
 Begin date of manufacuring01/09/00
 End date of manufacturing04/07/03
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received14/01/19
 Report created31/01/19
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units157549
 Defect summaryBmw of north america, llc (bmw) is recalling certain model year 2000-2003 525i sedan, 530i sedan, 540i sedan, 2001-2003 525i sports wagon and 540i sports wagon vehicles, and 2000-2004 x5 sav 3. 0i, x5 sav 4. 4i, and x5 sav 4. 6is vehicles. This recall affects certain vehicles where the original steering wheel has been replaced with the optional sports steering wheel. The sports steering wheel has a frontal air bag inflator that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
 Consequence summaryAn inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
 Corrective actionBmw will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle for an optional sports steering wheel with an affected inflator. Dealers will replace the air bag module as necessary, free of charge. The recall began march 14, 2019. 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).
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