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.

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 Dealers

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