Automotive recall

Transport Canada Recall - 2019601 - BMW

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Car recalled by BMW
Vehicle - Airbag
What to do

Please see corrective actions section below

Affected products

1999 | BMW | 3 SERIES


On certain cars, exposure to moisture over time could cause the driver-front airbag not to inflate properly in a crash. In some cases, this could cause an airbag not to fully inflate, while in others it could cause it to deploy with more force than normal. It could also cause the inflator to rupture. If the airbag inflator ruptures, small pieces of metal could be propelled toward vehicle occupants or cause damage to the airbag and prevent its proper function.
Note: This recall affects cars built between July 1, 1998 and November 30, 1998. BMW has advised Transport Canada that cars built in this period are at a higher risk of failure than in other recalls.

Safety Risk:
In a crash requiring an airbag deployment, the driver-front airbag may not inflate properly or the inflator could rupture. This could create a risk of injury.

Corrective Actions:
BMW recommends that you should not drive your car until the recall repairs are completed. Please contact BMW or your local dealership if you are unsure if your car falls within this recall or if you need further information. BMW will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your car to a dealer to replace the driver-front airbag inflator.

Additional information


Visit Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls Database for the original recall.

Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Automotive recall
Vehicles - Car
Published by
Transport Canada
General public
Identification number
Transport Canada ID

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