Exactly. BMWNA freaked out over rear airbag liability briefly and decided at the last minute to delete them as standard equipment for the 2002 model year with the thinking being that if an owner specifically ordered them, he/she would would be on the hook knowing they are there. It was a flawed plan that was undone for the 2003 model year. The 2002 brochures were already printed when they made the decision to make them optional.
Originally Posted by SoCalJD
Ok...I think I remember this discussion before...and I believe the discrepancy was that the 02' catalog, which says they all come with airbags, was incorrect. I have them, but I'm sure they're deactivated.
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