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NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V451000
General Motors Recall Campaign Number: 14359
Vehicles Affected: Certain 2015 Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Suburban LTZ, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ, GMC Yukon, and GMC Yukon XL Denali vehicles manufactured on May 13, 2014. Only approximately 22 vehicles are expected for inclusion in this recall campaign.
Cause: Certain roof rail air bags (RRAB) were not sufficiently reinforced at the points used for roof carrier attachment.
Concern: During RRAB deployment the air bag could be punctured and torn by the hardware which is used to attach it to the roof carrier, reducing its effectiveness and increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants.
Correction: General Motors will notify owners with detailed instructions for having the roof rail attaching hardware replaced, free of charge. This recall campaign is expected to begin in early September 2014. Vehicle owners may contact GM at 1-800-222-1020 for Chevrolet and 1-800-462-8782 for General Motors Trucks.
NOTE: Should you receive a letter of recall notification, please have the necessary repair completed at your earliest convenience. Your safety and the safety of your passengers could be at risk. Always wear your safety belts and ensure that all of your passengers do the same.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V422000
BMW Recall Campaign Number:
Vehicles Affected: Certain 2014 BMW i3 vehicles manufactured March 31, 2014, and certain 2014 MINI Cooper Hardtop vehicles manufactured from February 2, 2014 through May 30, 2014. Approximately 27 total vehicles are expected for inclusion in this recall campaign.
Cause: The front passenger side air bag in some vehicles has been assembled using an airbag inflator that is not assembled correctly.
Concern: In the event of a motor vehicle collision, if the air bag fails to deploy properly, the passenger seat occupant could be placed at a higher risk of injury.
Correction: BMW will notify owners with specific instructions for replacement of the front passenger side air bag, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2014. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
NOTE: Until the necessary repairs are completed, do not allow passengers to occupy the passenger front seat. Always wear your safety belts and avoid aggressive high-speed driving situations.