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Do you all have recalls or something equivalent over there?  I just got a scary red postcard in the mail that the car needs to come in IMMEDIATELY for a free airbag replacement.  I attached it for everyone to "enjoy."

Now I just have to figure out how to get it serviced...the closest BMW new-car dealer is 150 miles South of here.  

I ran the VIN and found that is has 4 total recalls, but the airbag is the only one where I got the scary red letter

1. PCV heater - Circuitry can malfunction and cause the heater to catch on fire

2. HVAC blower wiring - Circuitry can malfunction and cause a fire

3. Battery positive terminal connector - Connector can degrade and cause a loss of power 

4. Driver's side airbag can explode, causing death or serious injury 

 

 

Output from www.safercar.gov:

2008 BMW 328I US A

4 Recalls
associated with this VIN
Feb 07,2013
Manufacturer Recall Number NA
NHTSA Recall Number 13V044
Recall Status Recall Incomplete
Summary
POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM: On certain model year 2008 through 2012 1 Series coupes
and convertibles manufactured December 2007 through September 2011; model
year 2007 through 2011 3 Series sedans, coupes and convertibles manufactured
March 2007 through October 2011; model year 2007 through 2011 3 Series Sports
Wagons manufactured March 2007 through June 2011; and model year 2009
through 2011 Z4 vehicles manufactured March 2009 through June 2011, the
connector for the positive battery cable connector and the corresponding terminal on
the fuse box may degrade. Over time, the high current flow and heat from electrical
resistance may lead to connection failure, and a loss of electrical power to the
vehicle.
Safety Risk
If there is a loss of electrical power, the vehicle may unexpectedly stall, increasing
the risk of a crash.
Remedy
The remedy is available. Your BMW center will replace the positive battery cable
connector and secure it with an improved method.
Manufacturer's Notes
For additional information or assistance, please contact Customer Relations and
Services at 1-800-525-7417 or email at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

If the manufacturer has failed or is unable to remedy this safety recall
for your vehicle in a timely manner,
please contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at: 1-888-327-4236 or
TTY: 1-800-424-9153 or file an online complaint with NHTSA.


Feb 05,2016
Manufacturer Recall Number NA
NHTSA Recall Number 16V071
Recall Status Recall Incomplete
Summary
DRIVER'S FRONT AIR BAG: During air bag deployment in an accident, the driver's
front air bag module may produce excessive internal pressure that could cause the
inflator to rupture.
Safety Risk
Inflator rupture could result in metal fragments striking the driver or other
passengers, potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy
Final remedy parts are available. Your BMW center will replace the driver's front air
bag module for FREE. Please make an appointment with an authorized BMW center
immediately. To ensure BMW of North America, LLC has your most recent contact
information, please visit http://www.bmwusa.com/myBMW
.
Manufacturer's Notes
For additional information or assistance, please contact Customer Relations and
Services at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com, or at 1-800-525-7417.


If the manufacturer has failed or is unable to remedy this safety recall
for your vehicle in a timely manner,
please contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at: 1-888-327-4236 or
TTY: 1-800-424-9153 or file an online complaint with NHTSA.

Oct 25,2017
Manufacturer Recall Number NA
NHTSA Recall Number 17V676
Recall Status Recall Incomplete
Summary
BLOWER MOTOR WIRING: This recall involves the wiring for the system, known as
the blower-motor, that controls air flow for the heating and air conditioning system.
Over time, the connection between the wiring and this system could deteriorate and,
in rare cases, could lead to overheating.
Safety Risk
If overheating occurs, this could further lead to a short circuit or melting at the
connection. In extremely rare cases, this could lead to a fire.
Remedy
The wiring will be inspected and a new part will be installed. Additional components
will be replaced, if necessary, as determined at the time of repair. Final owner
notification letters are being mailed on a staggered basis as parts become available.
Manufacturer's Notes
For additional information or assistance, please contact Customer Relations and
Services at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com or at 1-800-525-7417.
 
If the manufacturer has failed or is unable to remedy this safety recall
for your vehicle in a timely manner,
please contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at: 1-888-327-4236 or
TTY: 1-800-424-9153 or file an online complaint with NHTSA.

Oct 30,2017
Manufacturer Recall Number NA
NHTSA Recall Number 17V683
Recall Status Recall Incomplete
Summary
POSITIVE CRANKCASE VENTILATION (PCV) VALVE HEATER : This recall involves an
engine component known as the Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve heater.
The PCV valve heater may not have been produced to specifications. Over time, it
could deteriorate and, in rare cases, could lead to overheating.
Safety Risk
If overheating occurs, then in rare cases, this could lead to melting of the PCV valve.
In extremely rare cases, this could lead to a fire.
Remedy
The PCV valve heater will be inspected and a new part will be installed. If necessary,
additional components will be replaced as determined at the time of repair. All final
owner notification letters have been mailed.
Manufacturer's Notes
For additional information or assistance, please contact Customer Relations and
Services at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com or at 1-800-525-7417.
Find a dealer.


If the manufacturer has failed or is unable to remedy this safety recall
for your vehicle in a timely manner,
please contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at: 1-888-327-4236 or
TTY: 1-800-424-9153 or file an online complaint with NHTSA.

 

 

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Yes we have the same recall system here just had the recall for my airbag (14 years old) still a pain and my dealer is only 8 miles away it will still be a day if they perform as normal.

That is a really jazzy card though mine was boring by comparison. 

Our sons Toyota and SWIMBO's Subaru were done last year interesting was that both were asked if they wanted to wait and both were complete in about an hour. My dealer wouldn't commit to a time just saying it would be better to drop it off as early as possible in case of issues!!

Dave

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