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BMW recalls model year 2015 X1 sDrive and xDrive vehicles

The driver's front airbag inflator may rupture

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BMW of North America is recalling 12,880 model year 2015 X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i, and X1 xDrive35i vehicles.

The vehicles are equipped with airbag inflators assembled as part of the driver front airbag modules, used as original equipment or replacement equipment, that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

What to do

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's front airbag module, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin March 4, 2019.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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