BMW Group Australia Ltd — BMW 5 Series E39 MY2000-2002, BMW 3 Series E46 MY2000 & 2001 and BMW X5 E53 MY2000-2003

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BMW 5 Series E39
Model Years 2000-2002
(Only steering wheel variants Sport and M Sport SA0255 or SA0710)
CPA No: 11150

BMW 3 Series E46
Model Years 2000 & 2001
(All steering wheel variants)
CPA No: 13175

BMW X5 E53
Model Years 2000-2003
(Only steering wheel variants Sport and M Sport SA0255 or SA0710)
CPA: 25512

Driver side front airbag inflators

16 518 affected vehicles
Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)

See attached VIN list

Reasons the product is recalled

Possible that the originally installed Petri airbag inflator was replaced by a Takata airbag inflator during the service history of some vehicles.

Airbag inflator: As it gets older, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause the airbag inflator propellant to degrade. If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the airbag, the metal inflator housing may explode/rupture under too much internal pressure.

The hazards to consumers

In the event that a defective airbag inflator ruptures, metal fragments may propel out through the airbag cushion towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or fatality.

What consumers should do

Known owners will be contacted by BMW Australia or a BMW dealer.

Owners of affected vehicles should contact their local BMW dealership or BMW Australia’s Takata Hotline directly on 1800 243 675. Affected owners can also utilise the website or email to arrange for the driver’s airbag to be inspected and receive a replacement airbag inflator free of charge if required. 

Consumers who are unsure whether they are affected can also use BMW's VIN look-up tool or contact BMW Takata Hotline directly on 1800 243 675, or contact their preferred BMW dealer.

Alternatively, consumers can use their registration plate number to check if their vehicle is affected by going to 

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BMW Group Australia Ltd

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Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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