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 — Sensor — Occupant Classification

Date Announced
SEP 28, 2017
Vehicles Affected
NHTSA Campaign #
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.
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger seat occupant detection mat, free of charge. Interim owner notification letters were mailed on November 27, 2017. A second notification letter will be sent when parts are available. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
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