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    E46 Drivers and Passenger Air Bag Recall

    Ladies and Gents,

    A head's up for all of you. Take your car to the dealership to get the passenger airbag replace. There is a recall going on, if you have any questions, have a read: http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/16/b...call-official/

    Or you can contact BMW Customer Relations and Services at 1-800-831-1117.

    For general information regarding safety recalls, please call the BMW Recall Hotline at (800) 525-7417.

    I have two that are effected, so I will be bothering the dealership on Monday.

    If you have the Sports wheel, then it too will need to be replaced, but do call first or check the web link out first: http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/conte...eoverride=true

    So just to put some prospective on it, the link didn't have my 325it recall for the driver's airbag, but it did have the M-3's. When I went in to get an appointment for the M-3, I inquired about my Sports Packaged 325it, and they said yes, that Airbag needs to be replaced as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dworthy View Post
    Ladies and Gents,

    A head's up for all of you. Take your car to the dealership to get the passenger airbag replace. There is a recall going on, if you have any questions, have a read: http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/16/b...call-official/

    Or you can contact BMW Customer Relations and Services at 1-800-831-1117.

    I have two that are effected, so I will be bothering the dealership on Monday.
    Thank you for posting - might never have known otherwise, since I don't use the dealership at all.

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    Easy there, guys. The recall hasn't been released yet, "BMW has informed the NHTSA of its intent to voluntarily recall .... ". Calling the dealer with your VIN will likely yield a response of, "there aren't any open recalls on your vehicle."
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    Do you even OT? The mean 401k around here is probably about $6, what with all the shiny cars and $1,000 watches and donations to get other members' Volvos running.
    Quote Originally Posted by triggrhaapi View Post
    "Come see 'bout me" is a challenge to physical combat, not unlike "come at me, bro." The OP is just extra ghetto. You know how they have "extra crispy" at KFC? If you multiply that by watermelon and divide by grape soda, you get the OP.

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    Thanks for the heads up I called bmw of North America and there sending me a recall letter

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    It's great that BMW is concerned for their customers safety, it's unfortunate that some dealers do not care if they sell cars with open recalls. I bought my 325i from a dealer who did not and after three attempts at splicing and rewiring/improperly grounding my taillights I took my car to a BMW dealer and was advised of the recall. The repair was done correctly the forth time, anyway when I found this out I filed a complaint with the Attorney Generals Office and forwarded all of my documentation. The dealership was served an official warning and there is also a pending investigation, btw my car was inspected at two other dealerships prior to my purchase. Thankfully my car didn't catch on fire due to the exposed wires.

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    Odd news, went to see if my two E-46's were recalled, and I was told "No". So time to send an email to BMWNA to make sure.
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    95 318is Montreal Blue Met (297)/Beige(K1SN) a work in progress - Winter Car! (10th Owner; That is what happens when it gets passed around by Soldiers!)
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    Called stealer today, no open recalls according to them.

    ps: Hi BMWNA Hilliard and/or Lakeside Team, you still suck bags of Ds.

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    Although the recall has been announced, it still hasn't been officially released. Oh, but it has been expanded to include more vehicles. Now there's like a half-million vehicles affected. I'll post up here as soon as I hear about it being released.
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    If anyone knows, it's this guy who knows literally nothing about everything.
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    Do you even OT? The mean 401k around here is probably about $6, what with all the shiny cars and $1,000 watches and donations to get other members' Volvos running.
    Quote Originally Posted by triggrhaapi View Post
    "Come see 'bout me" is a challenge to physical combat, not unlike "come at me, bro." The OP is just extra ghetto. You know how they have "extra crispy" at KFC? If you multiply that by watermelon and divide by grape soda, you get the OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Critter7r View Post
    Although the recall has been announced, it still hasn't been officially released. Oh, but it has been expanded to include more vehicles. Now there's like a half-million vehicles affected. I'll post up here as soon as I hear about it being released.
    I received a cryptic email from customer care, something along the lines of since I am not in the U.S. my cars don't fit the recall. But yes do keep us infromed if you hear when it will go live, thanks!
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    05 325it Electric Red(438)/Gray(N6TT) ZCW, ZSP 5sp Manual Back set cover, trunk mat, Euro Infra-Rot front windshield, and mud flaps! Mr. Wagon (Original Owner)
    05 M3 Imolarot II(405)/Gray(N5TT) ZCW, ZPP 6sp Manual C.F. Lip, CSL diffuser, Euro Infra-Rot front windshield and a trunkliner! Mr. Go_Fast (Stored for the Winter, 2nd Owner)
    95 318is Montreal Blue Met (297)/Beige(K1SN) a work in progress - Winter Car! (10th Owner; That is what happens when it gets passed around by Soldiers!)
    Past:
    84 M535i gray market Burgandy Rot Met/Black Leather Lowered by Intrax on bilies, poly everywhere, B&B cat back system, K&N, and a hitch! Da Beast - Still running w/375k+! (2nd Owner)
    91 316i euro Tizianrot/Gray cloth - E-36 w/M-40 motor, such a beater, but great on gas! Best was 38 MPG (2nd Owner)
    82 528i euro Saphire Blue Met/Blue Leather RIP
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    Okay, checked the website today and found that the M3 was recalled, but not my Wagon. Not sure as both cars were built on the same line, but I guess the Coupe has a different airbag then the wagon does.
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    05 M3 Imolarot II(405)/Gray(N5TT) ZCW, ZPP 6sp Manual C.F. Lip, CSL diffuser, Euro Infra-Rot front windshield and a trunkliner! Mr. Go_Fast (Stored for the Winter, 2nd Owner)
    95 318is Montreal Blue Met (297)/Beige(K1SN) a work in progress - Winter Car! (10th Owner; That is what happens when it gets passed around by Soldiers!)
    Past:
    84 M535i gray market Burgandy Rot Met/Black Leather Lowered by Intrax on bilies, poly everywhere, B&B cat back system, K&N, and a hitch! Da Beast - Still running w/375k+! (2nd Owner)
    91 316i euro Tizianrot/Gray cloth - E-36 w/M-40 motor, such a beater, but great on gas! Best was 38 MPG (2nd Owner)
    82 528i euro Saphire Blue Met/Blue Leather RIP
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    Which website link did you use to check today and could you share the link with the forum...
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    wagon should be recalled too. Both of mine are due for the airbag replacement.

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    I think so, as I went to a dealership yesterday and both were recalled. However they don't have an ETA on when the air bags will be in as there is about a million vehicles effected. As for the website, my wagon is a canadian spec vehicle, it was inside the USA for the first 5 years of it's life. That is one problem with the BMW Military purchase program at the time, I am sure it has been fixed with the newer models.
    Darin
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    05 325it Electric Red(438)/Gray(N6TT) ZCW, ZSP 5sp Manual Back set cover, trunk mat, Euro Infra-Rot front windshield, and mud flaps! Mr. Wagon (Original Owner)
    05 M3 Imolarot II(405)/Gray(N5TT) ZCW, ZPP 6sp Manual C.F. Lip, CSL diffuser, Euro Infra-Rot front windshield and a trunkliner! Mr. Go_Fast (Stored for the Winter, 2nd Owner)
    95 318is Montreal Blue Met (297)/Beige(K1SN) a work in progress - Winter Car! (10th Owner; That is what happens when it gets passed around by Soldiers!)
    Past:
    84 M535i gray market Burgandy Rot Met/Black Leather Lowered by Intrax on bilies, poly everywhere, B&B cat back system, K&N, and a hitch! Da Beast - Still running w/375k+! (2nd Owner)
    91 316i euro Tizianrot/Gray cloth - E-36 w/M-40 motor, such a beater, but great on gas! Best was 38 MPG (2nd Owner)
    82 528i euro Saphire Blue Met/Blue Leather RIP
    79 525 euro Green/Green RIP
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    My local dealer said give it around one month or so for the new airbags to come in

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    Just called in my car and there's no recalls on mine. It states all E46 models from 2000-2006 but in the fine text it also says cars made in May 1999 - 2006 as well.

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    Just entered the VIN for our 10/99 328i and got:
    Safety recall information is not available at this time. Please try again later, or contact BMW Customer Relations and Services at (800) 525-7417.
    Database last updated on September 7, 2014.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John in VA View Post
    Just entered the VIN for our 10/99 328i and got:
    Safety recall information is not available at this time. Please try again later, or contact BMW Customer Relations and Services at (800) 525-7417.
    Database last updated on September 7, 2014.

    Mine says the same thing, but the dealer DCS shows that this recall applies to my vehicle, but is "pending". So it's not yet ready to be performed.

    I'll update when that changes.
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    If anyone knows, it's this guy who knows literally nothing about everything.
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    Do you even OT? The mean 401k around here is probably about $6, what with all the shiny cars and $1,000 watches and donations to get other members' Volvos running.
    Quote Originally Posted by triggrhaapi View Post
    "Come see 'bout me" is a challenge to physical combat, not unlike "come at me, bro." The OP is just extra ghetto. You know how they have "extra crispy" at KFC? If you multiply that by watermelon and divide by grape soda, you get the OP.

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    I recently call BMW MA and they said my build date 3/06, was not included in the recall.
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    SUBJECT
    Recall: Expanding 2013 Front Passenger Air Bag System


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    Produced from June 1999 through August 2006

    Situation
    BMW has become aware that there may be potentially further issues involving the front passenger air bag system of certain BMW 3 Series vehicles, including M3 models. As a cautionary measure, BMW has decided to expand the 2013 Recall to cover Model Year 2000-2006 BMW 3 Series vehicles, including M3 models. The front passenger air bag will be replaced.



    Obviously, they were mistaken. While your specific VIN may not be involved in the recall, that production date IS included.
    Quote Originally Posted by B4SH View Post
    If anyone knows, it's this guy who knows literally nothing about everything.
    Quote Originally Posted by fcvapor05 View Post
    Do you even OT? The mean 401k around here is probably about $6, what with all the shiny cars and $1,000 watches and donations to get other members' Volvos running.
    Quote Originally Posted by triggrhaapi View Post
    "Come see 'bout me" is a challenge to physical combat, not unlike "come at me, bro." The OP is just extra ghetto. You know how they have "extra crispy" at KFC? If you multiply that by watermelon and divide by grape soda, you get the OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B4SH View Post
    If anyone knows, it's this guy who knows literally nothing about everything.
    Quote Originally Posted by fcvapor05 View Post
    Do you even OT? The mean 401k around here is probably about $6, what with all the shiny cars and $1,000 watches and donations to get other members' Volvos running.
    Quote Originally Posted by triggrhaapi View Post
    "Come see 'bout me" is a challenge to physical combat, not unlike "come at me, bro." The OP is just extra ghetto. You know how they have "extra crispy" at KFC? If you multiply that by watermelon and divide by grape soda, you get the OP.

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    I just got a letter that my 2004 330xi meets the recall requirements so my passenger airbag is going to get replaced as soon as the stealership gets the parts.

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    I just got my recall notice today. It reads:
    IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL
    This notice applies to your vehicle, WBAEV33443xxxxxxx (14V 428)
    September 2014
    Recall Campaign No. 14V-428: Front Passenger Air Bag
    Dear BMW Owner / Lessee:
    This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.
    BMW AG has decided that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists in certain model year 2000 to 2006 BMW 3 Series vehicles. Our records indicate that you are the owner of a potentially affected vehicle.
    IMPORTANT NOTICE
    At this time we do not have parts to conduct this recall; however, we will notify you as soon as parts become available. At that time, you should make an appointment with your authorized BMW center in order to have this recall performed on your vehicle.
    DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM
    Our air bag supplier has advised BMW that in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front passenger's air bag, excessive internal pressure could cause rupturing of the air bag inflator, resulting in metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the front passenger or other passengers.
    Please note that, as an intended design feature, if the front passenger seat is not occupied, the front passenger air bag will not deploy in a crash.
    PRECAUTIONS FOR YOU SAFETY
    1. If you are not the only driver of this vehicle, please advise all.other drivers and passengers of this important information.
    DESCRIPTION OF REPAIR
    The front passenger air bag will be replaced.
    The actual repair will require approximately three hours, however additional time may be required depending on the BMW center's schedule. This work will be performed free of charge by your authorized BMW center.

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    I received the same letter as above on Monday. I figure I'll let the local dealer replace several hundred to get the process down so they're not learning on mine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverSaloon69 View Post
    I just got my recall notice today. It reads: IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL This notice applies to your vehicle, WBAEV33443xxxxxxx (14V 428) September 2014 Recall Campaign No. 14V-428: Front Passenger Air Bag Dear BMW Owner / Lessee: This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. BMW AG has decided that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists in certain model year 2000 to 2006 BMW 3 Series vehicles. Our records indicate that you are the owner of a potentially affected vehicle. IMPORTANT NOTICE At this time we do not have parts to conduct this recall; however, we will notify you as soon as parts become available. At that time, you should make an appointment with your authorized BMW center in order to have this recall performed on your vehicle. DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM Our air bag supplier has advised BMW that in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front passenger's air bag, excessive internal pressure could cause rupturing of the air bag inflator, resulting in metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the front passenger or other passengers. Please note that, as an intended design feature, if the front passenger seat is not occupied, the front passenger air bag will not deploy in a crash. PRECAUTIONS FOR YOU SAFETY 1. If you are not the only driver of this vehicle, please advise all.other drivers and passengers of this important information. DESCRIPTION OF REPAIR The front passenger air bag will be replaced. The actual repair will require approximately three hours, however additional time may be required depending on the BMW center's schedule. This work will be performed free of charge by your authorized BMW center.

    I also received this same letter as of Monday. Will probably call BMW of Nashville tomorrow.

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