BMW Alpina B10 (2002 - 2003)

Production: III. 2002 - XII. 2003 | Problems / tags:   

alpina_E39_B10_recall
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Problem Description

The inflator of the driver’s airbag may rupture when the airbag is activated if it has been exposed to high humidity over a number of years. If the inflator ruptures, metal parts may be expelled and cause serious or even fatal injuries.

The recall affects vehicles produced between March 2002 to December 2003.

Source: Alert A12/1660/15

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What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, the motor industry standards body Motor Codes offers a Vehicle Safety Recall search. By using this, any recalls that are active for your car can be identified. To use this facility, you’ll need the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for your car – this is a long code number that appears on the chassis plate of your car or – on most UK-registered cars – in the bottom-left corner of your windscreen.

If it’s confirmed there’s an active recall for your car, you should make contact with a Alpina dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer. Usually that’ll be your nearest franchised dealership, or ‘main dealer’ as they’re sometimes known.

Published by RAPEX 18. 12. 2015
Keywords   
Risk Injury
Make
Model
Type Sedan
Production period III. 2002 - XII. 2003
Type/number of model BMW ALPINA B10 3,3; BMW ALPINA B10 V8S; BMW ALPINA D10 BITURBO
Country of origin Germany
Alert submitted by Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in Ireland, Slovakia
Measures taken by economic operators Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
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