Item Affected: AIR BAGS: FRONTAL: DRIVER SIDE: INFLATOR MODULE
Date Announced: 05/27/2021
Description of Recall:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2000-2001 BMW 3 Series (323Ci, 325Ci, 328Ci and 330Ci), 1999-2001 323i, 328i, 330i, 330xi, and 2000 323i, 328i stationwagon vehicles equipped with Non-Azide Driver air bag Inflators (NADI) manufactured by Takata. These vehicles are equipped with driver-side air bag inflators that were previously inspected, but not replaced under recall numbers 19V-851, 19V852, or 19V-853. Due to a manufacturing issue, the NADI inflator may absorb moisture, causing the inflator to explode or the air bag cushion to underinflate.
Action Need To Fix It:
Dealers will replace the driver-side air bag inflator with a newly designed inflator, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 19, 2021. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.