US NHTSA Recalls: BMW 323i & 328i Vehicles

US FlagWashington, DC: NHTSA Logo ColorAs of Monday, December 9, 2019, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, posted a total of 23 (twenty three) vehicle, tire, accessory or other automotive-related product recalls this month. Are yours listed?

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Among the 23 (twenty three) recalls the NHTSA announced this month comes news of the following:

BMW of North AmericaBMW of North America, LLC (“BMW”), a Greer, South Carolina establishment and a subsidiary of Bayerische Motoren Werke AG of Munich, Germany, has recalled an estimated 7,910 model year 1999 323i and 328i vehicles equipped with Non-Azide Driver air bag Inflators (“NADI”) manufactured by Takata at one specific inflator production facility and marketed, sold and delivered in the United States.

NHTSA Safety Notification 19V851000 reports these inflators do not contain Phase Stabilized Ammonium Nitrate (“PSAN”) propellant. Due to a manufacturing issue, the NADI inflators may absorb moisture, causing the inflators to rupture or the air bag cushion to underinflate.

According to the NHTSA, 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.

BMW will mail interim notices informing registered owners of the safety risk on or before December 31, 2019. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. Dealers will inspect the driver air bag inflators and replace them, as necessary, free of charge. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 during normal business hours, Monday to Friday, Eastern Standard Time (“EST”). Note: BMW recommends that owners do not continue to drive their vehicles.

You may also contact the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time, or visit

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More information about this recall:
NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V851000
Recalls Direct RIN: 12384-2019
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