NHTSA Campaign Id 19V017000; Date: Jan. 14, 2019
an inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
2007 BMW X5; 2008 BMW X5; 2009 BMW X5; 2010 BMW X5; 2011 BMW X5; 2012 BMW X5; 2013 BMW X5; 2008 BMW X6; 2009 BMW X6; 2010 BMW X6; 2011 BMW X6; 2012 BMW X6; 2013 BMW X6; 2014 BMW X6
Component: Air Bags:passenger Side Frontal
Manufactured by: Bmw Of North America, Llc
Affected Units:: 83,016
bmw of north america, llc (bmw) is recalling certain 2007-2013 x5 xdrive30i, x5 xdrive35i, x5 xdrive48i, x5 xdrive50i and x5 m vehicles, 2008-2014 x6 xdrive35i, x6 xdrive50i and x6 m vehicles, 2009-2013 x5 xdrive35d vehicles and 2010-2011 x6 activehybrid vehicles. these vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
bmw will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag module, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin march 4, 2019. 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 www.safercar.gov.Also see: