Air Bags:Side/Window

Date Announced
Vehicles Affected
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The subject vehicle's air bag electronic control module contains programmable logic for deploying the side-impact air bags.BMW revised the module several times over the span of the model years 1999 through 2002 (identified as,, mrs3, mrs3+ and mrs4).although model year 1999.5 vehicles with version had 6.5% of the subject population, it accounted for 29% of the total reports received.the exposure adjusted report rate was almost 4 times higher than other 3 series air bag module August 2002, BMW initiated a recall campaign for 20,500 model 323I and 328I vehicles with version (NHTSA recall # 02V223000).in addition to experiencing a lower rate of non-crash deployments, most of the non-recalled vehicles also showed evidence of significant pothole/curb impact with some having additional undercarriage contact/scrape or suspension damage.see additional information
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