BMW 330I 1999: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE

Make : BMW Model : 330I Year : 1999
Build Dates : 1999-05-20 - 2000-07-14
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 19V853000
Date Owner's Notified: 2020-11-10 Date Received by ODI: 2019-11-26 Date Added to Database: 2019-12-02
Manufacturers Involved: BMW of North America, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
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Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 74185
Summary:
      BMW of North America, LLC "BMW" is recalling certain 1999-2001 323i, 325i, 328i and 330i and 2000-2001 323Ci, 325Ci, 328Ci, 330Ci, 323iT, and 325iT vehicles equipped with Non-Azide Driver air bag Inflators "NADI" manufactured by Takata. These vehicles may have received a replacement driver air bag as part of a vehicle repair. Due to a manufacturing issue, the replacement NADI inflator may absorb moisture, causing the inflator to rupture or the air bag cushion to underinflate.
Consequence:
      In the event of a crash necessitating air bag deployment, an inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants. An underinflated air bag may not properly protect the occupant. These scenarios increase the risk of serious injury or death.
Remedy:
      BMW notified owners, and Dealers will replace the driver air bag inflators, free of charge. The recall began November 10, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      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 www.safercar.gov.