BMW Group Australia Ltd — BMW 5 series (E39), 3 series (E46) and E53 (X5)

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)
see attached list

What are the defects?

It is possible that both during the vehicle's service life, or as part of a recent Takata airbag recall, the airbag inflator may have been replaced and the replacement airbag module may not deploy correctly.

What are the hazards?

If the replacement airbag module is faulty, and if the airbag is deployed in an accident, the airbag's metal case may rupture and split and metal fragments may enter the passenger area of the vehicle, potentially causing serious injuries or even fatalities.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should contact an authorised BMW motor vehicle service centre, or call the BMW Group Customer Interaction Centre on free call 1 800 813 299. Consumers can also contact BMW Group Australia via the BMW Group Australia webpage:

Consumers can use BMW’s VIN look-up tool to see if their vehicle is affected by this recall:

BMW Group Australia Ltd
Traders who sold this product

Authorised BMW Group Dealers

Where the product was sold
Dates available for sale
  • 1 January 2000 - 31 December 2004

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
Product category