BMW Group Australia Ltd — BMW F Series Passenger Vehicles MY 2012-2017

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BMW F Series model year 2012 - 2017 passenger vehicles
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Series, X3, X4, X5, X6, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, X5M, X6M

This is a staged recall and vehicles will be added to the recall between December 2018 and August 2019. The date a vehicle is added to the recall is included on the attached VIN list.
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See attached VIN list

Reasons the product is recalled

Driver's 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

Owners of affected vehicles should contact their local BMW dealership or BMW head office directly via the website at to arrange for a replacement airbag inflator free of charge.

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

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

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Responsible regulator

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

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