Airbag issue prompts recall of 5,000 BMW xDrive vehicles

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The airbag inflators may rupture

BMW of North America is recalling 5,761 of the following vehicles:

  • Model year 2014-2015 2 Series Coupe (228i, 228i xDrive, M235i), 3 Series Sedan (320i, 320i xDrive, 328i, 328i xDrive, 335i, 335i xDrive, M3, 328d, 328d xDrive), 4 Series Coupe (428i, 428i xDrive, 435i, 435i xDrive, M4), and
  • Model year2015 4 Series Gran Coupe (428i, 428i xDrive, 435i, 435i xDrive).

The head airbag inflator may fail at the weld joint, which can cause gas to leak from the inflator or result in an inflator rupture.

An inflator that ruptures may cause sharp metal fragments to enter or exit the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury.

Additionally, an inflator that leaks gas may only partially inflate during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

Dealers will replace the head airbags, free of charge.

Notification letters are expected to be mailed to owners by June 14, 2024.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

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