BMW Recall Affects Nearly 6,800 X3 and M6 Vehicles with Potentially Serious Air Bag Defect

The air bag inflator housing could separate during deployment, resulting in metal striking occupants

BMW Recall Affects Nearly 6,800 X3 and M6 Vehicles with Potentially Serious Air Bag Defect
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August 24, 2017

BMW of North America has announced a safety recall affecting approximately 6,785 model year 2012-2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i, X3 xDrive35i, and M6 Convertible vehicles—and model year 2013 M6 Coupe vehicles.

What's the problem?

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

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator housing could separate from the base plate and result in metal striking the vehicle occupants, potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

What happens next?

BMW will notify owners of the recalled vehicles beginning in mid-October 2017. BMW dealers will then replace the driver's front air bag modules at no cost to vehicle owners.

For more information about this recall, contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.