Recall 15V147000

Head Protection System Air Bags Defective

Recall Details

The head protection system air bags may not inflate properly due to a connection issue with the air bag inflator gas generator. Dealers will replace the head protection system free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The air bags that protect the heads of occupants during a collision may not inflate properly in an accident, increasing risk of occupant injury.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your BMW vehicle must be performed by a BMW dealership. BMW began notifying known owners of affected vehicles when the recall was announced, in April 2015. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local BMW dealers below. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Body, Interior & Misc., March 13, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 13, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2015 BMW X5 xDrive 35d Sports Activity Vehicles (SAV) manufactured August 19, 2014, to February 16, 2015, and 2014-2015 BMW X5 xDrive 35i, X5 sDrive 35i, X5 xDrive 50i, Sports Activity Vehicles (SAV) manufactured August 28, 2013, to February 16, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the Head Protection System (HPS) air bag may not be securely connected to the air bag inflator gas generator.
Without a secure connection to the inflator, the HPS air bags may have insufficient inflation during a vehicle crash, increasing the risk of injury.
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the Head Protection System, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 1, 2015. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to
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