Jan 9th, 2008 by RJ Menezes
BMW is being investigated by Federal safety officials on whether it’s “Intelligent Airbag System” is in need of a recall. If the recall does take effect, more than 300,000 BMWs should be recalled.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it is reviewing various 2004-06 BMW models because the sensing system for the front passenger’s front-impact airbag may malfunction. The system is designed to measure the severity of a crash and deploy the airbags at a corresponding speed or force.
The problem seems to be that, according to the NHTSA, the BMW airbags may be turned off when they should not be. This causes a very serious safety concern.
The agency said today that it and BMW together have collected more than 700 complaints about the sensing system. BMW also has recorded more than 23,000 possibly related warranty claims, according to a document on NHTSA’s Web site.
BMW has issued a service bulletin to fix the issue, and is in the midst of cleaning up this mess. If you think your affected than head on over to the local BMW dealer and get this sorted out.