The BMW 4-Series Convertible is the subject of a recall because of a problem with its airbags.
BMW has recently issued a recall for certain 4-Series Convertible models because of a problem with the airbags. According to the car manufacturer, the affected vehicles have a programming error on the driver’s front airbag deployment whose timing may be incorrect. If the airbag will not deploy in time, the risk of injury in the event of a crash will be highly increased.
“Due to a programming error, the driver’s front air bag deployment timing may be incorrect. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.” If the driver’s front air bag deployment timing is incorrect, there is an increased risk of personal injury in the event of a vehicle crash”, as it is being written by the NHTSA.
The affected BMW 4-Series Convertible vehicles are the 2015 428i, the 428i xDrive, the 435i and the 435i xDrive. These have been produced between the 22nd of October, 2014, and the 27th of February, 2015. The total number of vehicles which will have to be driven back to the dealers stands at 2,067. Owners of these cars will be notified by BMW and the company’s dealers will be reprogramming the airbag control module with the corrected software version free of charge. The recall will begin in April. For more extra details on the topic, owners can contact the BMW Customer Service at 1-800-525-7417 or the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.