BMW 3 Series Recall, Air Bag Explosion Danger

BMW Recalls 3-Series cars for exploding air bag risk
Report Receipt Date: MAY 03, 2013 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V172000 
Component(s): AIR BAGS 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 42,080 

Manufacturer: BMW of North America
BMW is recalling certain model year 2002-2003 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi sedans; 325Ci and 330Ci coupes and convertibles; 325iT and 325xiT Sports Wagons; and M3 coupes and convertibles to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag which may produce excessive internal pressure causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment of the air bag.
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the passenger seat occupant or other occupants.

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