The problem arose when BMW was made aware of cases where the side airbags had gone off after a heavy collision with a kerb or vibration from a 'deep' pothole. Only two such cases have been recorded in the UK out of the 16,636 BMWs being recalled in this market. A spokesman said: 'The sensitivity of the side airbags will have to be adjusted to prevent any repeat incidents.' The problem with the brakes was found on a test car, where a safety clip around the connection linking the brake pedal and brake booster could be loosened, depending on the extent and type of braking.
Airbags and brakes prompt 3-series recall
04/06/1999 in NEWS