BMW issued a recall on multiple vehicle models


Starting date:
July 5, 2013

Type of communication:
Recall

Subcategory:
Car, SUV

Notification type:
Safety TC

System:
Airbag

Units affected:
15294

Source of recall:
Transport Canada

Identification number:
2013238

TC ID number:
2013238

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

Date modified:
2013-07-12