Page 1 of 5SI B65 02 17Audio, Navigation, Monitors, Alarms, SRSFebruary 2017Technical ServiceRECALL 17V-047: DRIVER'S FRONT AIR BAG MODULE– PRIOR PARTS REPLACEMENTPlease perform the procedure outlined in this Service Information on all affected vehicles beforecustomer delivery. In the event the customer has already taken delivery of the vehicle, pleaseperform the procedure the next time the vehicle is in the shop. New information provided by thisrevision is preceded by this symbolNew information provided by this revision is preceded by this symbolThis Service Information bulletin replaces SI B65 02 17 dated January 2017Whats New: Recall number added Affected vehicles, Cause, Correction, and Procedure added Parts and Warranty addedMODELE39 (5 Series)E46 (3 Series)E53 (X5)Model Year 2000- 2003E46 All steering wheel variantsE39 / E53 Only steering wheel variants Sport and M Sport (SA0255 or SA0710)SITUATIONBMW AG is conducting a Voluntary Safety Recall on certain E39, E46 and E53 vehicles, involvingthe driver’s front air bag module. This recall campaign involves the Takata PSDI-4 inflatorwhich entered the spare parts supply chain, and may have been installed in vehicles duringservice or repair eventsAll customers affected by this Recall are being sent letters in March 2017. The letter will informthem that their vehicle is affected by this Recall. To assist you with customer concerns, pleasereference the attached Q&Athat will be updated as information becomes available.AFFECTED VEHICLESThis Recall Campaign involves a total vehicle population of approximately 230,000 vehicles fromModel Year 2000 thru 2003. The number of potentially affected vehicles is much smaller and weexpect only around 2% of these vehicles will require parts /bulletin.aspx?sie path /tsb/bulletins/htm store/39. 2/10/2017
Page 2 of 5Vehicles in dealer inventory are affected by this recall/stop. Vehicles which require this RecallCampaign to be completed will show it as “Open” when checked either in AIR, the "Service Menu"of DCSnet (Dealer Communication System) or with the Key Reader.Affected vehicles may have received a Takata PSDI-4 driver front air bag as a replacement parteven though the affected vehicles were NOT produced with Takata air bags. The replacementTakata air bag part is “backwards compatible” with the original non-Takata air bag. The air bag willbe checked on all affected vehicles and replaced if necessary.CAUSEDue to a supplier production error, certain air bags from supplier Takata may not have beenproduced to specifications.CORRECTIONCheck the driver’s air bag and if necessary replace it.PROCEDURE1. Remove the driver's air bag in accordance with repair instructions REP 32 34 020"Removing and installing/replacing air bag units".2. Check the label on the back of the driver's air bag.Is the label yellow with the number BAM XXX - 1085 (as shown below) printed belowthe bar code?YES- replace air bag following attached procedure.NO - the driver's air bag is not affected. Reinstall the driver's air n.aspx?sie path /tsb/bulletins/htm store/39. 2/10/2017
Page 3 of 5Note: Before installing the replacement part, the new air bag module’s serial numbermust be documented by the technician on the repair order so it can also be entered into thewarranty claim’s comment section.PARTS INFORMATIONPart NumberDescriptionQuantity32 30 6 877 590Impact plate, air bagsports steeringwheel or M sports1steering wheel(SA0255 or SA0710)OR32 30 6 877 591impact pad for theair bag on the basic1steering wheelwithout multifunctionOR32 30 6 877 592Impact plate, air bagstandard steeringwheel withmultifunction1(SA0249) – not forsports steeringwheel or M sportssteering wheelPARTS RETENTIONThe parts replaced and submitted through this recall claim entry procedure are the property ofBMW NA.Your center is responsible for the proper identification, storage and documentation of these parts.They must be held in a secure retention area until notification of claim payment is made by BMWNA through DCSnet.A DCSnet part return tag will be generated for the driver’s front air bag module with specialhandling instructions. Inflatable air bags are classified as dangerous goods by the Department ofTransportation (DOT) and require special preparation, packing and labeling for transport.A shipping procedure has been created for returning the replaced air bag modules directly toTakata. There is also a procedure available for “Bulk Shipping 15 or more Air bag modules” at onetime to etin.aspx?sie path /tsb/bulletins/htm store/39. 2/10/2017
Page 4 of 5These procedures are contained in the “Part Return Program Instructions” and “Bulk Ship” PDFattachments to this bulletin; please read both of them. Please use the following email addresswhen scheduling bulk shipment returns to Takata:SCTakataRestraints [email protected] parts are to be packaged in the same packaging that the new part arrived in for shipment backto Takata.The returns pickup schedule has been changed from weekly to every two weeks.Your center is responsible for following all rules and regulations that apply to shippingdangerous goods as described in the attachment.Please do not return these Recall Campaign air bag modules to either: Warranty Parts Return Center (WPRC) or to the Recycling/disposal vendors listed in the Warranty Policy and Procedures Manual, Section 6.WARRANTY INFORMATIONReimbursement for this Recall will be via normal claim entry utilizing the following information:Defect Code:0032480200Checking Label OnlyLabor Operation:Labor Allowance:Description:00 64 2905 FRUChecking the driver-side frontair bag (No repair isnecessary) (Main work)Or:Checking Label and Replacing Air BagLabor Operation:Labor Allowance:Description:00 64 2915 FRUCheck and replace the driverside front air bag (Main work)Only one of the listed flat rate unit numbers may be quoted for reimbursement purposes.TREAD Act - Previous Customer-Pay RepairsWith this Recall Campaign, a prior repair reimbursement is unlikely. Typically, a customer wouldhave their driver’s front air bag module replaced as a result of an accident. In such a case, eitheran insurance company or the customer themselves, paid for the replacement of the abovementioned air bag module in conjunction with the accident repairs. Such cases are not covered bythis campaign and are not entitled to scode/cgi-bin/bulletin.aspx?sie path /tsb/bulletins/htm store/39. 2/10/2017
Page 5 of 5View PDF attachment 17V-047 QA 26Jan2017.View PDF attachment B650217 Parts Bulk Ship Return.View PDF attachment B650217 Parts Return Program Instructions.View PDF attachment Procedure A B650217 V2.View PDF attachment Recall Notice B650217.[ Copyright 2017 BMW of North America, Inc. spx?sie path /tsb/bulletins/htm store/39. 2/10/2017
SAFETY RECALL NOTICETo: All Center Operators, Sales Managers, Service Manager, Parts Manager and WarrantyProcessorRE: Recall 17V-047: Driver’s Front Air Bag Module B65 02 17BMW Group is conducting a Voluntary Safety Recall (effective January 20, 2017) involving thefront driver air bag in certain 3 Series, 5 Series and X5.Owners will be notified by First Class mail about the Recall and will be instructed to bring theirvehicles in for a free repair when parts are available.Please be reminded that it is a violation of federal law (The Safety Act) for you to sell,lease or deliver any new motor vehicle covered by this notification until the recall repairhas been performed. This means that centers may not legally deliver new motorvehicles to consumers until they are fixed or use/sell replacement equipment/partssubject to this recall. Note also that substantial civil penalties apply to violations of theSafety Act.Also, you should not sell, lease or deliver any Certified Pre-Owned or used vehiclessubject to a safety recall until the repair is completed.Please follow any special instructions that we provide to you for the return ordisposition of recall parts.We appreciate all your assistance with this Recall.
B65 02 17 - RECALL 17V-047: DRIVER'S FRONT AIR BAG MODULE – PRIOR PARTSREPLACEMENTBefore installing the replacement part, the new air bag module’s serial number must bedocumented by the technician on the repair order so it can also be entered into thewarranty claim’s comment section.The safety regulations that apply when dealing with air bag modules MUST be compliedwith.Note:On vehicles with a basic steering wheel, the horn ring must be removed from the newpart. To do so, proceed as follows:1. Remove horn ring. Unplug the connector for thegrounding cable (see the greenarrow in the figure)Remove the nuts (see the blue markin the figure, Torx 55).Take off the horn ring, making surethat the springs remain in place.Remove the horn contact plate.Separate components afterdisassembly:1 - Air bag module2 - Horn ring3 - Horn contact plate4 - Torx nuts
B65 02 17 - RECALL 17V-047: DRIVER'S FRONT AIR BAG MODULE – PRIOR PARTSREPLACEMENT2. Prepare the new air bag module and pulloff one of the two labels with the barcodeand serial number of the air bag module.This must be stuck onto the horn ringafter installation.3. Place the horn contact plate on the newair bag module and plug in theconnector.4. Place the horn ring on the air bagmodule. Make sure the springs areseated correctly.
B65 02 17 - RECALL 17V-047: DRIVER'S FRONT AIR BAG MODULE – PRIOR PARTSREPLACEMENT5. Plug in the connector for the groundingcable and secure the horn ring with thefour Torx nuts.Tightening torque: 5.0 /- 0.2 Nm.6. Check the horn function at all fourcorners.7. Document the serial number:For reimbursement under warranty,the serial number for the new driver'sair bag module (see marking in thefollowing figure) must be noted on theworkshop order and on the warrantyapplication. If the serial number ismissing, the warranty application isrejected.See repair instructions REP 32 34 020 "Remove and install / replace air bag units" to completeinstallation.
Model Year 2000-2003 BMW X5, 3 and 5 SeriesDriver’s Front Air Bag ModuleSafety Recall 17V-047Last updated: 1/26/2017Q1.Which models are included in this Safety Recall Campaign?Included are approximately 230,117 vehicles, with approximate volumes and production dates as noted below.SeriesE39E46E53Model5 Series (incl. M)3 Series (incl. M)X5 SAVModel Year2001 – 20022000 – 20022001 – 2003Approx. Volume26,852168,74934,516Production DatesSept 2000 – Feb 2002May 2000 – Dec 2001April 2000 – Jan 2003Q2.Which inflator is affected?This recall campaign involves the Takata PSDI-4 inflator which entered the spare parts supply chain, and may havebeen installed in vehicles at dealers during service visits.Q3.What is the fix?The driver’s front air bag module will be checked and if a Takata PSDI-4 inflator is found, it will be replaced.Q4.How long will the repair take?Checking the air bag takes about 30 minutes; if the driver’s front air bag module needs to be replaced, it could takeapproximately one hour. Additional time may be required depending upon your BMW center’s schedule. The repairwill be performed free of charge by any authorized BMW center.Q5.Are final remedy parts for the recall available?Yes.Q6.How will I be notified of this recall?Owner notification letters will be mailed in February. You should to make an appointment with an authorized BMWcenter immediately. You can locate your nearest BMW center at www.bmwusa.com/dealers.To ensure BMW of North America, LLC has your most recent contact and vehicle information, please register yourvehicle at http://www.bmwusa.com/myBMW. Registration is free of charge, and will give you access to factoryinitiated campaigns and other information specific to your BMW vehicle.Q7.Do I have to wait for my letter in order to have my vehicle serviced?No. You should make an appointment with an authorized BMW center immediately.Q8.If I had my driver’s front air bag module replaced prior, do I need to have it replaced again?Yes. We need to check the driver’s front air bag module, and if a Takata PSDI-4 inflator is found, it will be replaced.Please contact your authorized BMW center immediately to schedule an appointment to have this important freerepair performed as soon as possible.Q9.I own a 2000-2006 BMW 3 Series that still needs to have the passenger’s front air bag replaced underrecall 13V-172 or 14V-428. Can I get both air bag modules replaced at the same time?Absolutely! Your BMW center can perform both repairs in a single visit. Please let your service advisor know whenyou make an appointment and be sure to arrange alternate transportation if needed.1
Model Year 2000-2003 BMW X5, 3 and 5 SeriesDriver’s Front Air Bag ModuleSafety Recall 17V-047Last updated: 1/26/2017Q10.Q11.Should I get my driver’s front air bag module replaced, even though the final remedy for the passenger sideis not currently available?Yes! Replacing the driver’s air bag module now should help enhance your peace of mind as well as demonstrate yourcare and concern for the safety of your passengers.I had my passenger front air bag replaced already and I thought it was a final repair, why is it now interim?Due to the decision in May 2016 by NHTSA to recall all non-desiccated frontal Takata phase stabilized ammoniumnitrate, the vehicles that had a prior replacement will need to have the inflator replaced again.General Takata QuestionsQ1.What is the specific concern?Takata’s investigation to date indicates that exposure to certain environmental conditions (several years of exposureto persistent conditions of high absolute humidity) could lead to over-aggressive combustion in the event of air bagdeployment.Q2.What is desiccant?Put simply, desiccant is a substance with properties that enable it to soak up water vapor from the air surrounding it.Q3.Why are other BMW models not included?Other vehicles have frontal air bags that were produced with different inflators.Q4.What can happen as a result of this issue?In a crash where air bag system deployment occurs, the air bag inflator housing may rupture. In the event of aninflator rupture, metal fragments could pass through the air bag cushion material, which may result in injury or deathto vehicle occupants.Q5.Is it possible to find out whether the problem exists in my car?No. There is no way to detect if your BMW might have an air bag inflator potentially at risk of rupturing upondeployment in an accident.Q6.How did BMW become aware of this issue?BMW became aware of this issue through its quality control procedures.Q7.Can I continue to drive my vehicle?Yes. However, please contact any authorized BMW center immediately to schedule an appointment to have thisimportant free repair performed as soon as possible. If you are not the only driver of this vehicle, please advise allother drivers of this important information.Q8.I did not receive a letter from BMW regarding my vehicle. How can I find out if my BMW is included in thisrecall?You can check for open recalls a few different ways. You can check for open recalls by entering your vehicleidentification number (VIN) at www.bmwusa.com/recall and download a sample owner notification letter and Q&A ifyour VIN is affected. You can also call or visit your local BMW center’s service department to determine if your BMWis affected. Make sure to update your contact information by registering at http://www.bmwusa.com/myBMW.Q9.What if I am not the current owner of this vehicle?2
Model Year 2000-2003 BMW X5, 3 and 5 SeriesDriver’s Front Air Bag ModuleSafety Recall 17V-047Last updated: 1/26/2017You can update your vehicle ownership information by registering at http://www.bmwusa.com/myBMW.Q10.Which states are considered to be high absolute humidity areas?Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam,Saipan, South Carolina and U.S. Virgin Islands.Q11.Will BMW give me a loaner vehicle when my vehicle is being serviced for this recall?Yes.Q12.Am I eligible for reimbursement under the TREAD Act if I previously replaced my driver’s front air bagmodule?In this particular recall, reimbursement is likely not applicable, as you would typically have replaced your frontal airbag module as a result of an accident. In that situation, most likely your insurance company paid for the repair.However, in the very unusual (unlikely) scenario that you previously paid to replace the front air bag module “out-ofpocket” upon learning of this possible defect, you may be eligible for reimbursement. Additional information isprovided when BMW mails the letter asking you to make an appointment with an authorized BMW center.3
SI B65 02 17 - RECALL 17V-047: DRIVER'S FRONT AIR BAG MODULE – PRIOR PARTS REPLACEMENTBMW / MINI BULK SHIPMENT PACKAGE REFERENCE GUIDENOTE: The information outlined in this document pertains to dealers within the Contiguous 48 States.Dealers in Puerto Rico, the Hawaiian Islands, and Alaska CANNOT follow the shipping instructions outlined in this document; theyMUST contact the following Takata USA representative(s) directly, once every 2 weeks, for shipping instructions:-Dealers in Puerto Rico, please contact: [email protected] in the Hawaiian Islands, please contact: [email protected] Please make sure to include the required completed Hawaiian Hazardous Materials Shipping Certificate.Dealers in Alaska, please contact : SCTakataRestraints [email protected] Important: please be aware that there is an underscore ( ) in the above Alaska email address,between the words “Restraints” and “International”. 1.Contact Takata:Dealers must contact Takata/XPO once every 2 weeks to schedule BULK and SINGLE recall airbag componentshipments.o Email: [email protected] Phone: 210-250-5079-2.Or call the Alaskan Representative; Armando Gonzales at 210-250-5039.Takata/XPO will select the return type (bulk or single) based on the shipping quantities (LTL or FedEx PRP), and willsupply the dealer with the proper shipping documentation.o If Takata instructs you to return the recall airbag components as a BULK SHIPMENT, please follow theinstructions outlined below.o If Takata instructs you to return the recall airbag components as a SINGLE SHIPMENT, please follow theinstructions provided by Takata.Stacking:Place the recall airbag components neatly on a pallet,and securely shrink-wrap them to the pallet.Note: The total height of the pallet and boxescannot exceed 60 inches.3.Labeling:Securely attach the following labels on eachside of the shrink-wrapped pallet.o Class 9 Labelo UN3268 Safety Device *o OVERPACK USED **You can print these labels on lettersize white paper, using Microsoft Word.4.Questions/Concerns:For any other questions or concerns, please contact the WPRC: [email protected]
SI B65 02 17 - RECALL 17V-047: DRIVER'S FRONT AIR BAG MODULE – PRIOR PARTSREPLACEMENTDefect Code: 0032480200Safety Device Return Procedure for Airbag Recall**ATTENTION**DO NOT USE THE “1.4 LABEL” AND DO NOTFOLLOW ANY INSTRUCTIONS FOUND INSIDETHE REPLACEMENT AIRBAG MODULE’S BOX.DISREGARD THOSE INSTRUCTIONS AND DONOT RELABEL THE ORIGINAL BOX THAT WILLNOW BE USED FOR RETURNING THERECALLED AIRBAG.IMPORTANT As the shipper, your center is responsible for proper packaging anddocumentation completion. The person packaging the airbag(s) must have received the HazardousMaterial training per 49CFR 172.702. Those training records must be onfile at your center. The U.S. Department of Transportation (“DOT”) will impose substantialfines and/or penalties on the shipper if the packaging, labeling, ordocumentation is not properly prepared and the customer’s (center)copy of the OP 900PRP form is not kept on file for a minimum of two (2)years.
SI B65 02 17 - RECALL 17V-047: DRIVER'S FRONT AIR BAG MODULE – PRIOR PARTSREPLACEMENTCAMPAIGN DOF – CONTIGUOUS 48 STATE FEDEX GROUND SHIPMENT PREPARATIONAs the shipper, you are responsible for proper packing and document completion. The person packagingthe module must have received hazardous material training per 49CFR 172.702, and the training recordsmust be on file at your dealership. The U.S. Department of Transportation will impose substantial finesand/or penalties on the shipper if the packaging, labeling, or documentation is not properly prepared andCustomer Copy of OP 900PRP form is not kept on file for a minimum of 2 years.IMPORTANT: Do not deploy the safety device. The person packing the used safety device must read and followthe provided instructions. Dealers must contact Takata/XPO once every 2 weeks to schedule BULK and SINGLE recallairbag component shipments. Takata/XPO will select the return type (bulk or single) based on theshipping quantities (LTL or FedEx PRP), and will supply the dealer with the proper shippingdocumentation. Email: [email protected] Phone: 210-250-5079NOTE: Dealers in Puerto Rico, the Hawaiian Islands, and Alaska CANNOT follow the shipping instructionsoutlined in this document; they MUST contact the following Takata USA representative(s) directly, once every 2weeks, for shipping instructions: Dealers in Puerto Rico, please contact: [email protected] Dealers in the Hawaiian Islands, please contact: [email protected] Please make sure to include the required completed Hawaiian Hazardous MaterialsShipping Certificate. Dealers in Alaska, please contact: SCTakataRestraints [email protected] Important: please be aware that there is an underscore ( ) in the above Alaska emailaddress, between the words “Restraints” and “International”. Or call the Alaskan Representative; Armando Gonzales at 210-250-5039For any other questions or concerns, please contact the WPRC: [email protected]
BMW AG is conducting a Voluntary Safety Recall on certain E39, E46 and E53 vehicles, involving . an insurance company or the customer themselves, paid for the replacement of the above . Also, you should not sell, lease or deliver any Certified Pre-Owned or used vehicles