NHTSA Campaign Id 19V015000; Date: Jan. 14, 2019
an inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
2000 BMW 525I; 2001 BMW 525I; 2002 BMW 525I; 2003 BMW 525I; 2000 BMW 530I; 2001 BMW 530I; 2002 BMW 530I; 2003 BMW 530I; 2000 BMW 540I; 2001 BMW 540I; 2002 BMW 540I; 2003 BMW 540I; 2000 BMW X5 Sav; 2001 BMW X5 Sav; 2002 BMW X5 Sav; 2003 BMW X5 Sav; 2004 BMW X5 Sav
Component: Air Bags:frontal:driver Side Inflator Module
Manufactured by: Bmw Of North America, Llc
Affected Units:: 170,148
bmw of north america, llc (bmw) is recalling certain model year 2000-2003 525i sedan, 530i sedan, 540i sedan, 525i sports wagon and 540i sports wagon vehicles, and 2000-2004 x5 sav 3.0i, x5 sav 4.4i, and x5 sav 4.6is vehicles. this recall affects certain vehicles where the original steering wheel has been replaced with the optional sports steering wheel. the sports steering wheel has a frontal air bag inflator that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
bmw will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle for an optional sports steering wheel with an affected inflator. dealers will replace the air bag module as necessary, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin march 4, 2019. 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 www.safercar.gov.Also see: