Automotive recall

Transport Canada Recall - 2019020 - BMW

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Car recalled by BMW
Vehicle - Airbag
What to do

Please see corrective actions section below

Affected products

2001 | BMW | 5 SERIES, 2001 | BMW | X5, 2002 | BMW | 5 SERIES, 2002 | BMW | X5, 2003 | BMW | 5 SERIES, 2003 | BMW | X5, 2004 | BMW | X5


2023 Update - BMW has updated this recall and issued a do not drive advisory for all vehicles that that not yet been repaired.

Some vehicles may contain a replacement sport steering wheel with a Takata driver-front air bag module. Long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature, combined with high temperature cycling, may eventually degrade the propellant contained in the driver-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 Actions:
BMW advises not to drive your vehicle unless this recall repair has been completed. BMW will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to inspect the driver-front airbag inflator. The driver-front airbag module or inflator will be replaced as necessary.

To learn if your vehicle requires repair, owners may:
• Visit
• Contact your preferred or local BMW Retailer
• Call BMW Customer Relations Recall Services at 1-855-217-3002

Additional information


Visit Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls Database for the original recall.

Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Automotive recall
Vehicles - Car
Vehicles - SUV
Published by
Transport Canada
General public
Identification number
Transport Canada ID

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