Automotive recall

Transport Canada Recall - 2019018 - BMW

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Summary

Product
SUV recalled by BMW
Issue
Vehicle - Airbag
What to do

Affected products

2007 | BMW | X5, 2008 | BMW | X5, 2008 | BMW | X6, 2009 | BMW | X5, 2009 | BMW | X6, 2010 | BMW | X5, 2010 | BMW | X6, 2011 | BMW | X5, 2011 | BMW | X6, 2012 | BMW | X5, 2012 | BMW | X6, 2013 | BMW | X5, 2013 | BMW | X6, 2014 | BMW | X6

Issue

Issue: On certain vehicles, long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature, combined with high temperature cycling, may eventually degrade the propellant contained in the passenger-front airbag. This could cause the airbag to deploy with more force than normal. If the airbag inflator ruptures, fragments could be propelled toward vehicle occupants or cause damage to the airbag assembly, preventing its proper function. Safety Risk: If the vehicle is involved in a crash requiring an airbag deployment, the airbag inflator could rupture and create a risk of injury. Corrective Action: Owners will be notified by mail and instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer to have the passenger-front airbag module replaced. Note: The Canadian climate results in the propellant degrading slowly. This recall is being conducted as a precaution to address future risk. It is expected that all airbag inflators will be replaced before their function would be affected.

Additional information

Background
Visit Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls Database for the original recall.
Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Automotive recall
Category
Vehicles - SUV
Companies
Published by
Transport Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-67079
Transport Canada ID
2019018