BMW Recalls 2,067 4 Series Convertibles Over Air Bag Issues

Apr 01, 2015 08:59 AM EDT | Matt Mercuro

BMW of North America is calling back approximately 2,067 2015 BMW 4 Series Convertibles in order to repair a problem with the driver's front air bag.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was the first to report BMW's latest recall.

"Due to a programming error, the driver's front airbag deployment timing may be incorrect," said NHTSA in its recall summary. "If the driver's front airbag deployment timing is incorrect, there is an increased risk of personal injury in the event of a vehicle crash."

The NHTSA report says the recalled vehicles don't comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208.

Vehicles affected by the recall includes certain model: 2015 428i Convertible, 428i xDrive Convertible, 435i Convertible, and 435i xDrive Convertible vehicles.

The recall is expected to start sometime next month, according to the NHTSA.

All affected vehicles were built from Oct. 22, 2014 to Feb. 27, 2015.

Federal safety regulators were told by the automaker that it is not aware of any accidents or injuries as a result of the recall.

BMW is telling its dealers to reprogram the air bag control module with a corrected version of the software. This means nothing will be taken off your car and the software update shouldn't take long.

The software update will be completed free of charge to owners.

BMW also recalled nearly 49,000 motorcycles this week to repair rear wheels. The recall is expected to begin April 21.

Owners can contact BMW's customer service line at 1-800-525-7417 for more information. Owners can also call the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-88-327-4236, or go to SafeCar.gov.

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