BMW E46 3 Series MY1997-2000

SIAR Code: 30658
Category: Motor Vehicles, Parts & Accessories
Source: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Publication Date: Nov 07, 2019
Risk Level: Serious
Product Description: BMW E46 3 Series vehicles MY1997-2000
Production dates 21 November 1997 to 30 June 2000
Vehicles fitted with driver's frontal airbag module equipped with a Takata non-azide driver inflator (NADI)
Product Brand: BMW Australia Ltd
Units: 12 663 affected vehicles
Type / Number Model: Affected sedan and coupe model variants :
sedans: 316i, 318i, 320i, 323i, 325i, 328i, 330i
coupes: 318Ci, 320Ci, 323Ci, 328Ci, 330Ci
Defect Description: The airbag inflators in these vehicles could allow moisture to enter the unit and degrade the airbag propellant. If this occurs, the properties of the propellant may be changed so that the propellant does not react as intended during an accident, causing misdeployment of the airbag.
Recommendations / Warnings: Owners of affected vehicles should stop driving their vehicle immediately and contact their local BMW dealership or call BMW Australia’s Takata Hotline directly on 1800 243 675 to organise their free urgent vehicle inspection.
Risks: Death, Injuries and Laceration