BMW recalls 2-Series over rear seat side airbag issue

BMW has issued a recall for a specific range of its 2 Series vehicles, including the M2 variant, produced between the years 2022 and 2023. The recall, monitored by the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) under reference number 012531, affects a total of 1,179 vehicles globally. The manufacturer’s recall campaign code for this issue is 0052090200.

Description of the Issue

The recall campaign has been initiated due to a potential problem with the rear seat side airbag deployment in the affected BMW 2 Series coupes. It has been discovered that certain plastic carriers used in these vehicles may be out of specification, which could lead to their breakage. In the event of a collision or airbag deployment, these broken carriers may interfere with the proper functioning of the rear seat side airbags.

Manufacturer’s Corrective Action

To address this safety concern, BMW will undertake corrective measures to rectify the issue. The manufacturer will replace both side parts of the seat back in the affected vehicles with a revised version that meets the required specifications. By replacing the defective components, BMW aims to ensure that the rear seat side airbags can deploy without any hindrance.

Incidents of Property Damage and/or Personal Injury

As of the release date of this recall announcement, no incidents of property damage or personal injury have been reported in relation to this specific issue.

Recall Release Date and Helpline

BMW announced this recall on May 5, 2023. Owners of the affected vehicles are advised to contact their local authorized BMW dealership or the company’s dedicated helpline at 089125016175 for further information and to schedule an appointment for the necessary repairs.

Owners of the affected vehicles are encouraged to take prompt action by contacting BMW to ensure the necessary corrective measures are carried out to guarantee their safety and the proper functioning of the rear seat side airbags.

Author: Nabeel K

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