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Recall 17V605000

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Deactivates Unintentionally And Does Not Deploy In An Accident

Recall Details

The passenger seat occupant detection mat may deteriorate over time and not properly enable the passenger frontal air bag to operate in an accident. Dealers will replace the front passenger seat occupant detection mat free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The passenger frontal air bag may not function as needed in an accident due to deterioration of the passenger seat occupant detection mat. This mat determines if a passenger is sitting in the front seat, and if so, if it is an adult passenger. If the mat is deteriorated, it may not accurately enable the air bag to protect the occupant. This would increase risk of injury in a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your BMW must be performed by a BMW dealership. BMW will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in November, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local BMW dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete 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., September 28, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 28, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
85,302
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V605000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2006-2010 BMW X3 2.5i, X3 3.0i and X3 xDrive30i Sports Activity Vehicles. The front passenger seat occupant detection mat that 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.
Consequence
Should the system fail, in the event of a crash, the front passenger air bag would be deactivated, increasing the risk of personal injury.
Remedy
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger seat occupant detection mat, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 20, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Notify
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 www.safercar.gov.
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