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Old 02-10-2019, 10:11 PM
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Thanks for the PSA.

I followed that link to the NHTSA, copied in my VIN and got this:
"Jan 14,2019
Manufacturer Recall NumberNA
NHTSA Recall Number19V015
Recall StatusRecall Incomplete
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DRIVER'S FRONT AIR BAG: This recall campaign involves the Takata PSDI-4 inflator which entered the spare parts supply chain, and may have been installed in vehicles with sport steering wheels at dealers during service visits. During air bag deployment in an accident, the driver's front air bag module may produce excessive internal pressure that could cause the inflator to rupture."

So at first read, it looks like I need to take it in. But reading a little more slowly ...
"... spare parts supply chain, and may have been installed in vehicles with sport steering wheels at dealers during service visits"

I don't have a sport steering wheel, so I'm not affected.

And this seems to say that even if I did have a 3-spoke sport wheel, unless the airbag was replaced during a service visit, I'm not affected.

Right?
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:38 PM
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My 9/2002 build VIN is on the airbag recall list also.

Wish they would give me a new steering wheel too....

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Old 02-11-2019, 11:53 AM
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FYI: Just talked with BMW service dept and if your VIN is listed then you need to make the appointment. Applies to either style steering wheel from what I was informed.
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:55 AM
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Yes, I am calling my BMW dealer this morning to get an appointment.

They have the parts and my appointment is set



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Same here. Part is in stock and appointment is set. And they need to give me a loaner. Nice!
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Old 02-12-2019, 02:53 PM
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Just got back from my airbag recall appointment.

The dealer performed an "inspection" and found that my airbag in the "standard" steering wheel was not among those affected by the shrapnel creating airbags.

Service advisor says that the airbags with the yellow sticker are the ones that can create shrapnel and potentially shred your jugular and cause you to bleed out.

If your VIN is on that NHTSA recall list, I encourage you to go get your bag checked ASAP!

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