US NHTSA Recalls: BMW 3 Series Vehicles


US FlagWashington, DC: NHTSA Logo ColorAs of Monday, July 12, 2021, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, has posted a total of one-hundred (100) vehicle, tire, accessory or other automotive-related product recalls this past month.

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Direct link: https://www.nhtsa.gov/search/safety-issues#recall

Additional information:

Among the one-hundred (100) recalls the NHTSA announced in June, came news of the following:

Logo - BMW of North America, LLCBMW 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 4,511 model year 2000-2001 BMW 3 Series (323Ci, 325Ci, 328Ci and 330Ci), 1999-2001 323i, 328i, 330i, 330xi, and 2000 323i, 328i Station Wagon Vehicles equipped with Non-Azide Driver air bag Inflators (“NADI”) manufactured by Takata marketed, sold and delivered in the United States.

Recall Category: Air Bags – Air Bag Inflator may explode or under-inflate Bag

NHTSA Safety Notification 21V401000 reports the recalled BMW vehicles are equipped with Driver-Side Air Bag Inflators that were previously inspected, but not replaced under recall numbers 19V-851, 19V-852 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 under-inflate.

According to the NHTSA, the inflator could explode during Air Bag deployment, resulting in metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants. An underinflated Air Bag may not properly protect the occupant in the event of a crash, motor vehicle collision (“MVC”) or other impact event. These scenarios increase the risk of serious injury, life-changing results and/or death.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat lacerations, concussions, bone fractures, amputation, central nervous system (“CNS”) damage and/or internal injuries.

Please note that under 49 United States Code § 30112(a), it is illegal for anyone, including a manufacturer, distributor, dealer or retailer to sell an item of equipment or vehicle that fails to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards.

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Authorized BMW 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 toll-free at 1-800-525-7417 during normal business hours, Monday to Friday, Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) for more information. No manufacturer’s designation was listed for this recall at press time.

==> You may also contact the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time, or visit https://www.safercar.gov/.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold by BMW of North America, LLC, please search for “BMW” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, please search for “BMW” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for accessories manufactured, marketed and/or under the Takata brand, please search for “Takata” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Crash hazards, please search for “crash” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Fire hazards, please search for “fire” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Amputation hazards, please search for “amputation” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Bone Fracture hazards, please search for “fracture” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Burn hazards, please search for “burn” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Concussion hazards, please search for “concussion” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Laceration hazards, please search for “laceration” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Injury hazards, please search for “injury” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Central Nervous System (“CNS”) damage, please search for “central nervous system (“CNS”) damage” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> You can use the NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool to determine if your specific vehicle is affected by this or other recent recall (major light vehicles only): https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

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More information about this recall:
NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V401000
Recalls Direct RIN: 14659-2021
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==> https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

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