A recall affecting several BMW X3 vehicles has been announced in the United States, because of a problem with the instrument panel.
A total of 3 units are apparently affected by this recall across the United States and they have been produced between the 11th of February, 2013, and the 27th of February, 2013, all of them coming as an xDrive28i or and xDrive35i.
“Due to a production process error, the tear seam on the instrument panel was not manufactured correctly. In the event of a crash, the air bag could improperly deploy, thereby reducing the effectiveness of the air bag’s protection and increasing the risk of injury to the front passenger. In addition, parts or fragments from the air bag system could strike and injure the front passenger or other vehicle occupants”, as the NHTSA is saying.
Owners of the three BMW X3 units will be notified by the German based automaker on this recall, which is expected to begin soon. The company’s dealership network will inspect the vehicles and make the necessary repairs / replacements free of charge. No injuries or crashes have been reported for now, related to this issue. If you’re the unlucky owner of one of these three SUVs, you can contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or the NHTSA hotline at 1-888-327-4236, in order to find out more about the subject.