BMW is recalling approximately 4,500 model-year 2000-01 323Ci, 325Ci, 328Ci, and 330Ci coupes; model-year 1999-2001 323i, 328i, 330i, and 330xi sedans; and model-year 2000 323i and 328i wagons that had previously been recalled in November 2019 for airbag issues. Exposure to moisture over time could cause the driver-front airbag to not fully inflate or inflate with too much force in the event of a crash, preventing its proper function. It could also cause the airbag inflator to rupture, propelling small pieces of metal toward vehicle occupants, increasing the risk of injury. In the original recall, the vehicles were inspected and defective airbags were replaced. For this new recall, dealers will replace the airbag inflator with a newly designed inflator.

BMW will begin notifying owners on July 19. Owners can call the automaker at 800-525-7417 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.

Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.

Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.