Passenger car - BMW 1 Series Cabrio (US model)

Recall published
2010-07-19
Brand
Product title
Passenger car - BMW 1 Series Cabrio (US model) and BMW 1 Series Coupé (US model).
Product description
US vehicles manufactured between December 2007 (series launch) and May 2010. Vehicles with a European type-approval are not affected. The US vehicles were sold to members of the US military within Europe.
Risk
The product poses a risk of fire because the clearance between the front seatbelt retractor and the sound insulation is too small. In a crash of sufficient severity, with deployment of the front seatbelt pre-tensioner and load-limiter it is possible in very exceptional cases that the sound insulation around the front seatbelt retractor could ignite.
Measures taken
Batch number / barcode
Model number
Type corresponds to 182 and 1C
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Fire
Country of origin
Germany
RAPEX Reference
1106/10
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country
Germany

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