Should the system fail, in the event of a crash, the front passenger air bag would be deactivated, increasing the risk of personal injury.

Air Bags — Occupant Classification System - Ocs (Front Passenger)

Date Announced
SEP 28, 2017
Vehicles Affected
85,302
NHTSA Campaign #
17V605000
Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2006-2010 BMW X3 2.5i, X3 3.0i and X3 xDrive30i Sports Activity Vehicles. The front passenger seat occupant detection mat that determines if, and how, the passenger frontal air bag should deploy in a crash may fatigue and develop cracks which could lead to a system failure.
Actions
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger seat occupant detection mat, free of charge. The recall began June 18, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
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