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Faulty Side Air Bags Spur BMW Recall

January 10, 2017

Image courtesy of NHTSA.
Image courtesy of NHTSA.

BMW of North America is recalling 3,506 vehicles because they have seat-mounted side air bag inflator initiators that may fail to ignite and trigger air bag deployment during a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall includes 2017-model year BMW 640i, 640i xDrive, 650i, 650i xDrive, M6, 535i, 535i xDrive, 430i, 430i xDrive, 440i, 440i xDrive, M4, X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i, i3, i8, Rolls-Royce Dawn, Mini Clubman Cooper, Clubman Cooper S, Cooper All4, Cooper S All4, Mini 4-Door Cooper, Cooper S, Mini 2-Door Cooper, Cooper S, and John Cooper Works vehicles.

Also covered are 2016-MY BMW 528i, 528i xDrive, 535i, 535i xDrive, 550i, 550i xDrive, M5, and 535d vehicles.

BMW dealers will replace the air bag modules, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Feb. 6. Vehicle owners can reach BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

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