Passenger Air Bag May Not Deploy During a Crash in Recalled BMW Vehicles

Approximately 2,160 vehicles are impacted by this recall

Passenger Air Bag May Not Deploy During a Crash in Recalled BMW Vehicles
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August 1, 2017

BMW is recalling certain model year 2006 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi, 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi, and 550i vehicles equipped with the Sport Seat option. The recall also includes certain model year 2006 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi, 550i vehicles with standard seats.

What's the problem?

On the affected vehicles, the front passenger seat occupant detection mat—which determines if, and how, the passenger frontal air bag should deploy in a crash—may fatigue and develop cracks which could lead to a system failure.

Should the system fail, the front passenger air bag would be deactivated and not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the front seat passenger.

Approximately 2,160 vehicles are impacted by this recall.

What happens next?

BMW will notify owners of the recalled vehicles beginning in early September 2017. BMW dealers will then repair the occupant detection mat to eliminate the possibility that it may crack, replacing it as necessary. All repairs related to this recall will be performed free of charge to vehicles owners.

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