About 6073 of the EV i3 and the MINI will be recalled due to a fault in the front passenger side airbag.
BMW just issued another recall due to faulty airbags. The recall will affect the i3 electric vehicles and the MINI model cars. About 923 of the i3 and MINI will be recalled. The recall was issued to replace the defected airbags.
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Specifically the airbags from the front passenger side of the cars will be replaced. According to BMW the issue in the airbag only occurs when the front passengers are not using their seatbelt. But they are changing the airbags to avoid potential harm.
Only about 923 cars of the i3 2015-2015 models need to be recalled. But the MINI 2014-2016 Mini Hardtop 2 Door Cooper and Cooper S model need to be recalled. Even some of the 2015-2016 Hardtop 4 Door Cooper and Cooper S are being recalled. The total units to be recalled by BMW amount to 6,073.
The airbag components in the cars to be recalled are not made properly. So they might not deploy with enough restraint in a low-speed collision. Right now there have been no accidents or injuries related to the airbag default.
The owners of the cars involved in the recall will be notified by First Class mail. The airbag on the front passenger side will be replaced without any charge.
The recall was issued since the cars failed to meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS). Specifically the FMVSS requirement 208 called ‘Occupant Crash Protection’. The recall will begin from the 20th of November 2015.