2006 BMW 330XI Air Bags Occupant Classification System - Ocs (front Passenger) Recall

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2006 BMW 330XI Air Bags Occupant Classification System - Ocs (front Passenger) Recall

 NHTSA Recall #99491
NHTSA Compaign #13V564000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerBMW of North America, LLC
 SupplierBMW
 BrandBMW
 Model330XI
 Model Year2006
 ComponentAIR BAGS: OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM - OCS (FRONT PASSENGER)
 Date of notification29/08/14
 Begin date of manufacuring01/12/05
 End date of manufacturing30/09/06
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received12/11/13
 Report created18/11/13
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units76565
 Defect summaryBmw of north america llc (bmw) is recalling certain model year 2006 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi sedans and 325xi sports wagons, model year 2007 328i, 328xi, 335i, 335xi sedans and 328i and 328xi sports wagons, model year 2006-2007 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi, 550i sedans and 530xi sports wagons, model year 2006 760i sedans, model year 2006-2007 750i, 750li, and 760li sedans, and model year 2006 x5 sports activity vehicles, equipped with certain seat types. The front passenger seat occupant detection mat that determines if and how the passenger frontal air bag should deploy in a crash may fatigue and develop cracks which could lead to a system failure.
 Consequence summaryShould the system fail, in the event of a crash, the front passenger air bag would be deactivated, increasing the risk of personal injury.
 Corrective actionBmw will notify owners with an interim notification letter in january 2014 since parts are not currently available. When parts are available, bmw sent a second letter in august and dealers will repair the occupant detection mat to eliminate the possibility that it may crack, free of charge. Additionally, 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. Owners may contact bmw customer relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email bmw at [email protected] Com.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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