BMW 323i Air Bags,side/window Recall | Mar 26, 1999

1999 BMW 323i Air Bags,side/window Recall | Mar 26, 1999

Vehicle Description: Passenger Vehicles. These Vehicles Are Built With A Side Air Bag System Consisting Of Door-mounted Thorax Air Bags (rear Door Air Bags Are Optional), A Head Protection System (hps) For Front Occupants, A Central Electronic Sensor And Diagnostic System, Left And Right Satellite Impact Sensors, And Associated Wiring. This System Is Unduly Sensitive To Certain Non-crash Impacts, Such As Contacting Large Potholes Or Curbs At Substantial Speed.

This Could Cause The Side Air Bag And Hps To Deploy Without An Actual Side Crash. In Addition, The Battery Safety Terminal (bst) Would Also Activate, Disconnecting The Starter Cable From The Battery. In This Case, Vehicle Electrical System Would Continue To Operate And The Engine Would Continue To Run, But After Stopping, Could Not Be Restarted.

Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: Dealers Will Reprogram The Central Computer Control Module That Regulates The Performance Of All Of The Vehicle’s Occupant Protection Systems.

Owner Notification Began April 30, 1999. Owners Who Take Their Vehicles To An Authorized Dealer On An Agreed Upon Service Date And Do Not Receive The Free Remedy Within A Reasonable Time Should Contact Bmw At 1-800-831-1117. Also Contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Auto Safety Hotline At 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

This recall was issued on Mar 26, 1999 for 1999 BMW 323i, manufactured by BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE, in response to Air Bags,side/window problems.

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