Like for like replacements (For E46 Passenger airbag only)
The E46 passenger airbag required a redesign and safety testing prior to production. If your BMW vehicle received a replacement of the faulty E46 passenger side Takata airbag prior to the new production part being available it has been replaced with a newer version of the same airbag. This temporary replacement airbag is safe at this time, but it also has a fault that will make it unsafe when it reaches six years of age.
To ensure long term safety, this temporary “like for like” airbag will need to be replaced in the future. The production parts for the permanent replacement airbag will be available by 15 January 2019 and BMW will contact affected customers in writing when the recall is initiated.
Please ensure you advise BMW if your contact details change.