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Old 03-07-2016, 09:47 AM
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Question Airbag recall?

I was told by my BMW service department a couple of weeks ago that there is an upcoming airbag recall for my vehicle (2014 E84, x28i, May 2013 production). It regards the common issue with the Tacata airbag inflators. No incidents have been reported, but BMW is replacing them in a precautionary move. Has anyone heard about this?
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Old 03-07-2016, 11:25 AM
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Yeah it's likely not the last time we hear about this. Millions of airbags have been recalled by different automakers due to Takata's defective bags.

If yours is recalled it would be good to have it changed as it's a serious defect.
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Old 03-07-2016, 12:02 PM
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Driver's side air bag

BMW - search their site w/your VIN and you will see it has an upcoming recall on the driver's side airbag.

http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/conte...eoverride=true
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Old 03-07-2016, 12:11 PM
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Lots of vehicles affected, 800K+.

Looks like the defect can send material fragments if the air bag is deployed, however they say its more likely to happen if the vehicle is exposed to high temperatures and humidity for long periods of time.
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Old 03-07-2016, 01:13 PM
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Yeah, this will probably be a case of fixing oldest cars first. I suspect it will be at least a year or two before they'll get around to my 2015 X1.
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Old 03-11-2016, 11:15 AM
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This sucks balls!
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Old 03-11-2016, 11:31 AM
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From what I've seen in another forum the dealerships won't touch the recalled cars for trade in because they can't resell them. And with the recall expected to take over two years it's probably best to let BMW know what their customers think of this decision.
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Old 03-24-2016, 09:51 AM
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My two cents. I just bought mine last month. I took it to my BMW dealership to get an up-to-date service record. The recall shows up with a note that states there is no solution yet. I am not too worried about it.
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:06 AM
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If you want to read a ton of details about this, go to:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=901176
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Old 03-25-2016, 08:34 AM
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I got my notice in the mail yesterday, not too surprised. I'll keep it til the wheels fall off.
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Old 03-25-2016, 05:04 PM
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Got mine today. Kinda sucks.
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Old 03-25-2016, 08:09 PM
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I got mine today as well.

I'm really not that worried about it. It's an extremely low percentage issue and I have every intention of keeping mine for many years to come.
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Old 03-28-2016, 03:35 PM
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I asked BMW about it and got the following in response:

Thank you for contacting BMW of North America, LLC regarding the Safety Recall Campaign for the driver-side front air bag module. The following BMW models, which are not part of earlier Takata-related air bag recalls, are included: certain model year 2006 to 2015 BMW 1 Series, 3 Series, X1 SAV, X3 SAV, X5 SAV, and X6 SAV.

If your vehicle is affected by this recall, you will receive an initial letter in April via First-Class Mail advising you of this recall; no action is required on your part at this time. You will receive a second letter when replacement parts become available requesting that you schedule an appointment to bring your vehicle to an authorized BMW center for service and repair. At this time, we are not able to provide you with a timeframe as to when parts may become available.

To access a FAQ document with additional information, please visit www.bmwusa.com, and select "click here" under the Safety Recall section.

The BMW Customer Relations and Services Department is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M., ET. You can reach us at 1-800-831-1117.

We are truly sorry for any inconvenience should your vehicle be affected.

Sincerely,

Katie Sullivan
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Old 04-02-2016, 08:38 PM
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I got a letter that my car is affected by the recall, but that there are no replacement parts yet and that I will be contacted later to take my vehicle in for replacement.

The warning though, says the driver airbag, if deployed, can send fragments that can hurt or kill the driver and passengers.

WTF!? They expect me to keep driving my 2015 X1 with my wife and kid in the car and at risk too?

If the warning is that severe, and they don't have replacement part yet, should they at least give me a non affected loaner? Am I overreacting here?
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Old 04-02-2016, 10:09 PM
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Yes and no. Keep in mind the risks of the airbag actually failing and causing harm are miniscule, and no airbag on a BMW has failed so far. There was discussion of just turning off the airbag entirely but the risks of driving without one are much greater (since, in a front end collision the airbag will reduce risk of injury and only ever so slightly increases the risk due to failure).

The issue is the impact of the failure is huge, but the probability is miniscule.
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Old 04-04-2016, 05:27 AM
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My minor daughter is the daily driver of our x1 35i and we live in Florida.

I've requested on writing a loaner car so my wife can drive loaner car and my daughter can drive another one of our vehicles.

I intend to keep up legal pressure on BMW and will rent a car if needed and sue for reimbursement.
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Old 04-04-2016, 06:30 PM
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People are overly concerned with this. Car manufacturers even more so apparently with so much CYA. It takes years in hot/humid climates for the metal in the airbags to actually rust/degrade to the point of being dangerous. Yes, it is majorly screwed up that we as consumers have to deal with it, but such is life. If you own a 2012+, chances are 90%+ that there is absolutely no risk to you. When this whole thing started, cars were much older before it was even found out and now car manufacturers are being over cautious. That being said, I did sell my Mazda 6 with a faulty airbag to Carmax with no qualms, so it is dumb you can't buy/resell a BMW that is affected (especially if you lease and have been planning to purchase (note 2 which doesn't make sense 90%+ of the time anyway...)).
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Old 04-05-2016, 03:58 AM
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Got the letter too.
Its crayz that we have to wait until propper parts are available... Not happy on this pocess.
Maybe naiv but we would never expected that from German Manufacturer!
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Old 04-05-2016, 04:11 PM
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People are overly concerned with this. Car manufacturers even more so apparently with so much CYA. It takes years in hot/humid climates for the metal in the airbags to actually rust/degrade to the point of being dangerous. Yes, it is majorly screwed up that we as consumers have to deal with it, but such is life. If you own a 2012+, chances are 90%+ that there is absolutely no risk to you. When this whole thing started, cars were much older before it was even found out and now car manufacturers are being over cautious. That being said, I did sell my Mazda 6 with a faulty airbag to Carmax with no qualms, so it is dumb you can't buy/resell a BMW that is affected (especially if you lease and have been planning to purchase (note 2 which doesn't make sense 90%+ of the time anyway...)).
Interesting to see that 1 out of 10 trips (IYO) you feel comfortable driving a BMW with an airbag that could cause maiming or death...
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Old 04-05-2016, 04:55 PM
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Interesting to see that 1 out of 10 trips (IYO) you feel comfortable driving a BMW with an airbag that could cause maiming or death...
Actually you are wrong - I feel 100% comfortable driving my vehicle. The likelihood of it happening is no different than that of being injured or killed by it is no different than anything else.
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Old 04-06-2016, 06:20 AM
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Before you get your panties in a knot, read the long thread on this on the Ask a Dealer forum. The relevant points:

1. Takata created the problem by lying about their inflators.

2. There are no replacement parts because BMW doesn't trust Takata and are taking the extraordinary step of building their own factory to manufacture replacements.

3. Worldwide, a grand total of ZERO BMW drivers have been injured.

4. BMW AG is much more of a victim here than any of the drama queens frothing at the mouth.

5. If you don't feel safe in your car, BMW will put you in a different car.

Find something important to worry about, like ISIS, Zika or a Trump presidency
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:58 AM
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I got the notice. I'm not concerned.

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Michael, any word yet on an offer to those of us that bought our cars?
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Old 04-07-2016, 06:04 AM
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I love the smell of entitlement in the morning.

Before you get your panties in a knot, read the long thread on this on the Ask a Dealer forum. The relevant points:

1. Takata created the problem by lying about their inflators.

2. There are no replacement parts because BMW doesn't trust Takata and are taking the extraordinary step of building their own factory to manufacture replacements.

3. Worldwide, a grand total of ZERO BMW drivers have been injured.

4. BMW AG is much more of a victim here than any of the drama queens frothing at the mouth.

5. If you don't feel safe in your car, BMW will put you in a different car.

Find something important to worry about, like ISIS, Zika or a Trump presidency
It's interesting that BMW won't take in these recalled vehicles in on trade...what does that tell you about the issue from their point of view?

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Well BMWNA agreed to cover a rental/loaner vehicle until ours is repaired
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