BMW issued a recall on multiple vehicle models

Starting date:
July 5, 2013

Type of communication:

Car, SUV

Notification type:
Safety TC


Units affected:

Source of recall:
Transport Canada

Identification number:

TC ID number:

Advisory details

On certain vehicles, the front passenger seat occupant detection mat can fatigue over time. As a result, the passenger airbag could deactivate, illuminating the airbag warning lamp and the passenger airbag ON/OFF lamp. Failure of the passenger airbag to deploy during a crash (where deployment is warranted) could increase the risk of personal injury to the seat occupant.

Correction: Vehicles will receive special extended warranty coverage of 10 years from first registration. Under this special coverage program, vehicles which experience this condition will have the occupant detection mat replaced.

Affected products
Make Model Model year(s) affected

BMW 3 SERIES 2006, 2007

BMW 7 SERIES 2006, 2007

BMW 5 SERIES 2006, 2007

BMW X5 2006

BMW X3 2006, 2007

BMW Z4 2006, 2007

BMW 6 SERIES 2006, 2007

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