Recall roundup: BMW X5 for airbag problems image

BMW has recently issued a recall for the X5 full-sized SUV because of a problem with its airbags.

The German based automaker BMW has recalled up to 1.6 million 3-Series models, from the E46 generation, because of some airbag problems and now, just when we thought that things are looking good for the brand, a new call has been announced. This is covering several units of the X5 full-sized SUV and, according to a report published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it will affect the 2014 and 2015 model years. The Head Protection System, or HPS for short, may not be securely connected to the airbag inflator gas generator and, in the case of an impact, the airbag will not be properly inflated.

The NHTSA says that if this will happen, the risk of an injury will increase. The affected models are the xDrive35d versions, produced between the 19th of August, 2014, and the 16th of February, 2015, along with the xDrive35i, sDrive35 and xDrive50i, which have been put together between the 28th of August, 2013, and the 16th of February, 2015. The carmaker’s dealers will be replacing the Head Protection system free of charge to the owners. The recall is expected to begin around the 1st of April, but this will be no joke. In case you will not be contacted by your local BMW dealer, or you have some extra questions on the recall, you should contact them yourselves.