BMW 540I 2017: AIR BAGS

General Information

NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 20V243000

Make Model Year
BMW 540I 2017
Date Owners Notified Date Received by ODI Date Added to Database
2020-06-24 2020-04-29 2020-04-30

Manufacturers Involved: BMW of North America, LLC

Component: AIR BAGS

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 33

Report Initiator: MFR MFR Report


BMW of North America, LLC "BMW" is recalling certain 2017 530i, 530i xDrive, 540i and 540i xDrive and 2017-2018 530e xDrive vehicles. Prior exposure to excessive levels of humidity within the driver and passenger head air bag inflators may affect the proper deployment of the head air bags.


In the event of a crash of sufficient severity, deployment of the head air bag may be impaired and/or the igniter could separate from the inflator, increasing the risk of injury.


BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left or right head air bag, free of charge. The recall began June 24, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.


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