BMW Defect Investigation RQ99018: INADVERTANT SIDE AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT

1999 BMW M3

INADVERTANT SIDE AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT

Air Bags:Side/Window

Summary
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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Date Opened
SEP 03, 1999
Date Closed
NHTSA Recall #
No recall yet
  • Status:
    PENDING
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