Recalls By BMW

images-81.jpgThe NHTSA recently announced a recall by BMW of 200,000 SUVs and cars due to an airbag that is faulty and might not deploy in the instance of a crash. The vehicle models included in the recall are 2006 3 Series, 2004-06 5 Series, as well as 2004-06 X3 SUVs.

The airbag itself is not the problem; instead the fault is with the sensors responsible for detecting whether a person is sitting in the front seat. If the sensor is working properly, it will disengage the passenger airbag if no one is sitting in that seat. The problem is that this defect allows the sensor to think there isn’t anyone in the seat, when in reality there is.

BMW claims that no one has been injured because of this defect, and that there is a warning light that will flash if the sensor isn’t working as intended.

If you are an owner of one of these cars you should check with your dealer to find out if your vehicle is included in this recall and bring it in to be serviced. In addition, you should have a road service program in case of emergencies. After all, you never know when your vehicle will fail and leave you stranded on the side of the road.

Posted on Thursday, August 21st, 2008 at 7:46 am In Road Service  

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