Transport Canada Recall - 2019020 - BMW
Please see corrective actions section below
2001 | BMW | 5 SERIES, 2001 | BMW | X5, 2002 | BMW | 5 SERIES, 2002 | BMW | X5, 2003 | BMW | 5 SERIES, 2003 | BMW | X5, 2004 | BMW | X5
Some vehicles may contain a replacement sport steering wheel with a Takata driver-front air bag module. Certain conditions, including 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.
If the vehicle is involved in a crash requiring an airbag deployment, the airbag inflator could rupture and create a risk of injury.
The company will notify owners by mail. Owners will be instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer to have an inspection performed. If a Takata airbag inflator is found, then the driver-front airbag module will be 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.
Visit Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls Database for the original recall.