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BMW Defect Investigation RQ99018: INADVERTANT SIDE AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT
1999 BMW M3
INADVERTANT SIDE AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT
- On March 26, 1999, BMW of North american, Inc. Recalled 32,500 1999 323I and 328I manufactured up to April 1999, for inadvertent deployment of the side airbag system in certain non-crash impacts such as contacting large pot holes or curbs at substantial speed.as a remedy, BMW will recode the air bag control module of the affected vehicles with updated software.the recall was a result of an ODI safety defect investigation. ODI received 1 consumer complaint of a 1999 model year M3 alleging the driver side door airbag deployed without side impact to the vehicle causing one injury.the complainant's M3 uses the samechassis as the 3-series and was built in March 1999. The purpose of this rq is to determine the adequacy of the scope of the recall.closing note: BMW has decided to conduct a safety recall campaign under safety recall number 99V-063.001.
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