BMW Recall of certain 2006 3 Series and 5 Series vehicle

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 2, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire)

Front Passenger Seat Occupant Detection Mat Defect

Should the system fail, in the event of a crash, the front passenger air bag would be deactivated, increasing the risk of personal injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V428000

Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

Components: AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,158

Make Model Model Year(s)
BMW 325I 2006
BMW 325XI 2006
BMW 330I 2006
BMW 330XI 2006
BMW 525I 2006
BMW 525XI 2006
BMW 530I 2006
BMW 530XI 2006
BMW 550I 2006

Summary: BMW of North America, Inc. (BMW) is recalling certain 2006 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi, 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi, and 550i vehicles equipped with the Sport Seat option and certain 2006 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi, 550i vehicles with standard seats. 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.

Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will repair the occupant detection mat to eliminate the possibility that it may crack, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 1, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

Notes: 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.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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