BMW has announced a large recall in the United States which is involving the 3-Series, 5-Series, 7-Series and X5 because of a problem with their airbags.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that a total of 76,565 units of the models mentioned above will be affected by this recall, which has been announced because of the front passenger seat occupant detection which is detection how and if the passenger airbag should deploy in case of a crash. The system may develop cracks which can lead to a system failure, increasing the risk of injury during a crash.
Models affected will be the BMW 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi sedans and 325xi sports wagons from the 2006 model year, the 2007 model year 328i, 328xi, 335i, 335xi sedans and 328i and 328xi sports wagons, the 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi, 550i sedans and 530xi sports wagons from the 2006-2007 model year, the 760i from 2006, the 2006-2007 750Li and 760Li sedans and the X5 SAV from the 2006 model year. Owners of these vehicles will be notified by the German based automaker through a letter and the company’s dealerships will do the necessary repairs, free of charge. The recall should begin in the first quarter of 2014. For extra details on the subject, owners of the vehicles mentioned above can contact the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 or BMW at 1-800-525-7417.