BMW Issues Recall of X3, X5 Vehicles Due to Improper Welding of Airbag Inflator

in the event of a crash, the inflator housing could separate from the base plate

BMW Issues Recall of X3, X5 Vehicles Due to Improper Welding of Airbag Inflator
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September 30, 2016

BMW of North America is recalling more than 3,600 model year 2015 BMW X3 sDrive28i, X3 xDrive28i, X3 xDrive35i, X3 xDrive28d, X4 xDrive28i, X4 xDrive35i, model year 2014-2015 X5 xDrive35i, X5 sDrive35i, X5 xDrive50i, and model year 2014 X5 xDrive35d vehicles.

The affected vehicles have a driver's frontal airbag inflator that may have been improperly welded.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal airbag, the inflator housing could separate from the base plate and result in metal striking the vehicle occupants.

If that were to happen, it could potentially result in serious injury or death.

The recall is expected to begin November 11, 2016.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's front airbag, free of charge.

For further information regarding this recall, consumers may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.