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


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.

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:
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.

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