BMW Group Australia Ltd. — BMW 5 Series - E39, 3 Series - E46, E53 X5.

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)
See attached VIN list.

What are the defects?

The gas generator of the driver's airbag can malfunction if subjected to high levels of absolute air humidity.

What are the hazards?

If the gas generator explodes, metal parts may be propelled out of the airbag due to high internal pressure, potentially causing injury to the driver and/or passengers.

What should consumers do?

BMW will be contacting all known owners via mail.
Consumers may also contact an authorised BMW motor vehicle service centre, or call the BMW Group Australia Customer Interaction Centre on Freecall 1 800 813 299.

BMW Group Australia Ltd.
Traders who sold this product

All authorised BMW dealers Australia wide.

Where the product was sold
Dates available for sale
  • 1 January 2002 - 31 December 2005

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure & Regional Development is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Department of Infrastructure & Regional Development
Product category