BMW N.A. announced a recall of approximately 76,565 2006-2007 BMW vehicles, with specific types of seats equipped with front passenger seat detection mats.
Which BMW models are affected by the recall?
2006: 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi sedans and 325xi sports wagons
2007: 328i, 328xi, 335i, 335xi sedans and 328i and 328xi sports wagons
2006-2007: 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi, 550i sedans and 530xi sports wagons
2006: 760i sedans
2006-2007: 750i, 750Li, and 760Li sedans
2006: X5 sports activity vehicles.
What causes the possible airbag problem?
The front passenger seats are equipped with an occupant-detection mat, which over time, may crack and deteriorate. The occupant-detection mat tells the airbag system how and when to deploy during a crash. Injury is increased if the mat malfunctions and a crash occurs.
Are there any known accidents attributed to the defect?
At this time, BMW is not aware of any accidents or injuries due to the related problems
What do I do if my car is one of those affected?
BMW will be notifying all owners affected by the recall in January 2014. A new detection mat will replace the old one.
If your BMW is part of this recall and you have not been notified, call your local, independent BMW repair shop to schedule an appointment to have your BMW checked and serviced for the defect.
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