UPDATED: Airbag Troubles Spur Recall for about 2,100 BMW Sport Activity Vehicles and Convertibles
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March 31, 2015

Editor's Note: This story was updated with information detailing a separate, but related, recall.

Airbag troubles are causing BMW to recall more than 2,100 sport activity vehicles (SAV) and convertibles.

BMW is recalling about 50 sport activity vehicles (SAV) because the airbag may not be properly connected to the inflator and about 2,700 convertibles for problems with deployment timing.

In the affected SAVs, the Head Protection System (HPS) airbag may not be securely connected to the airbag inflator gas generator. Without a secure connection to the inflator, the HPS airbags may have insufficient inflation during a vehicle crash.

The recall affects certain model year 2015 BMW X5 xDrive 35d SAVs, and 2014-2015 BMW X5 xDrive 35i, X5 sDrive 35i, X5 xDrive 50i SAVs.

Dealers will replace the Head Protection System, free of charge.

In certain model year 2015 428i Convertible, 428i xDrive Convertible, 435i Convertible, and 435i xDrive Convertible vehicles a programming error may cause incorrect deployment timing for the driver's front airbag. If the timing is incorrect, there is an increased risk of personal injury in the event of a vehicle crash.

Dealers will reprogram the airbag control module with corrected software version, free of charge.

BMW will notify owners affected by both recalls beginning in April.

For more information about either recall, owners can contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.