BMW Recall of certain 2006-2010 BMW X3 2.5i, X3 3.0i and X3 xDrive30i Sports Activity Vehicles

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 13, 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: 17V605000

Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

Components: AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 85,302

Make Model Model Year(s)
BMW X3 2006 – 2010

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.

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.

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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