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Bavarian Automaker BMW recalls 7 Series, 5 Series, 3 series and X5 models for airbag problems!

Whereas leading car manufacturers are starting the New Year with great efforts to achieve the ambitious sales numbers, improve the satisfaction rate of their car owners and to gain more clients for their brand, the renowned Bavarian car manufacturer BMW is starting the year 2014 with another safety related recall.

The Bavarian automotive maker has issued a recall for a wide range of vehicles from the 2006 and 2007 model-years. Models under the recall come from the 2006 and 2007 model years and include various versions of the 3 Series, 5 Series, 7 Series and X5 crossover.

Models included in the recall are:

• 2006 BMW 325i
• 2006 BMW 325xi
• 2006 BMW 330i
• 2006 BMW 330xi
• 2006 BMW 325xi
• 2006 BMW 760i
• 2006 BMW X5
• 2007 BMW 328i
• 2007 BMW 328xi
• 2007 BMW 335i
• 2007 BMW 335xi
• 2007 BMW 328i
• 2007 BMW 328xi
• 2006-2007 BMW 525i
• 2006-2007 BMW 525xi
• 2006-2007 BMW 530i
• 2006-2007 BMW 530xi
• 2006-2007 BMW 550i
• 2006-2007 BMW 530xi
• 2006-2007 BMW 750i
• 2006-2007 BMW 750Li
• 2006-2007 BMW 760Li

Accordingly, these vehicles suffer from problems with their air bag systems, which could increase the risk of serious injury during a crash, as the airbag may not deploy.

As a matter of fact, the occupant-detection mat which determines if and how the airbag system should deploy during a collision, may deteriorate over time, crack, and finally malfunction, leading to the fact that it might not deploy, thus increasing the risk of injury to the front passenger.

BMW plans to notify owners of the recall in January 2014, but the Bavarian automaker warned that the parts needed to fix the problem is not on stock and are not likely to be ready before March 2014.

Once these parts will become available, BMW will send out a second notice to owners, who will then be able to take their vehicles to BMW dealers, who will repair the occupant detection mat, preventing future problems.
It was also mentioned, that owners of model year 2006-2007 3 Series with standard seats, 5 Series with comfort seats, and Z4 models, will receive an extended warranty on their front passenger seat occupant detection mat.

TS
16.01.2014
Munich – Cairo - Dubai


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