BMW Group Australia Ltd — BMW E70 X5 & E71 X6

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)
see attached VIN list

What are the defects?

Driver's airbag inflator: If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision and the airbag goes off, the airbag inflator may rupture.

What are the hazards?

In the event of an airbag inflator rupture, metal fragments could possibly shoot out, straight through the airbag cushion material towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or fatality.

What should consumers do?

Owners of affected vehicles will receive a notification from BMW Group Australia Ltd asking them to contact an authorised BMW dealer to arrange replacement of the airbag inflator free of charge. If they have not already done so, owners must immediately contact a BMW dealership to arrange the repairs urgently. Owners can also contact BMW Group Australia at https://www.bmw.com.au or call the BMW Group Customer Interaction Centre on 1800 813 299.

Owners of BMW vehicles can check if their vehicle is affected by the Takata airbag recall at https://www.bmw.com.au/offers-and-services/service/airbag_recall. If their vehicle is affected by the Takata airbag recall, owners should immediately arrange an urgent booking for an authorised BMW dealer to replace the airbag inflator free of charge.

Traders who sold this product

Authorised BMW Group dealers

Where the product was sold
Nationally
Dates available for sale
  • 1 January 2013 - 31 December 2013

Responsible regulator

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

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
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