Recall Details

Transport Canada Recall # 2017034

Recall Date 2017/01/20
Notification Type Safety Mfr
System Airbag
Manufacturer Recall Number
Units Affected The number of vehicles or components affected by the recall. 15,415
Category Car, SUV
Recall Details
On certain vehicles that had the driver's side frontal airbag replaced in the past, long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature, combined with high temperature cycling, could eventually degrade the propellant contained in the driver's side frontal airbag. This could cause the airbag to deploy with more force than normal. As a result, if the vehicle were involved in a collision that warrants airbag deployment, fragments could be propelled toward vehicle occupants, and the airbag assembly could be damaged, preventing proper function. These issues could increase the risk of injury. Correction: Dealers will inspect the driver's side frontal airbag module, and will replace it, if necessary. Note: Canadian climate results in the propellant degrading slowly. The recall is being conducted as a precaution to address future risk, and is expected to replace airbag inflators before their function would be affected.
MakeModelModel Year(s) Affected
BMW 3 SERIES 2001 2002
BMW 5 SERIES 2001 2002
BMW X5 2001 2002 2003

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