BMW Group Australia Ltd — BMW 5 series (E39), 3 series (E46) and E53 (X5)
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: www.bmw.com.au
Consumers can use BMW’s VIN look-up tool to see if their vehicle is affected by this recall: https://www.bmw.com.au/offers-and-services/service/bmw-recall
Authorised BMW Group Dealers
- 1 January 2000 - 31 December 2004