BMW 330CI 2002: AIR BAGS

General Information

NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 13V172000

Make Model Year
BMW 330CI 2002
Date Owners Notified Date Received by ODI Date Added to Database
2017-03-15 2013-05-03 2013-05-02

Production Dates: 2002-02-01 - 2002-12-31

Manufacturers Involved: BMW of North America, LLC

Component: AIR BAGS

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 43204

Report Initiator: ODI ODI Report


BMW is recalling certain model year 2002-2003 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi sedans; 325Ci and 330Ci coupes and convertibles; 325iT and 325xiT Sports Wagons; and M3 coupes and convertibles to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag which may produce excessive internal pressure causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment of the air bag.


In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the passenger seat occupant or other occupants.


BMW intends to issue initial notifications to owners informing them of the safety defect in June 2013. Once replacement parts are available, estimated for July, BMW will notify owners again to contact their dealers and schedule a replacement of the passenger air bag, free of charge. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations"


Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to