2004 BMW X3 Air Bags Frontal Recall

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2004 BMW X3 Air Bags Frontal Recall

 NHTSA Recall #76439
NHTSA Compaign #08V384000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerBMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC
 SupplierBMW
 BrandBMW
 ModelX3
 Model Year2004
 ComponentAIR BAGS:FRONTAL
 Date of notification06/11/08
 Begin date of manufacuring18/10/19
 End date of manufacturing18/10/19
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received05/08/08
 Report created05/08/08
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units200000
 Defect summaryBmw is recalling 200,000 my 2006 3 series sport seat, my 2004-2006 5 series standard and sport seat, and my 2004-2006 x3 passenger vehicles. Depending on the manner and frequency of the front passenger's entry and exit, small cracks have developed in the mat. If this occurs, the front passenger air bags, with the exception of the head protection system, will be deactivated and the air bag warning lamp as well as the passenger air bag "on-off" lamp will be illuminated.
 Consequence summaryIn this situation the front passenger air bags will not deploy even if a sufficiently severe accident would occur and occupant protection provided by the system would not be possible.
 Corrective actionDealers will rework the front passenger seat sensor mat so that external force application to the seat does not cause a crack to the mat. The recall began on november 6, 2008. Bmw will also extend the warranty on these vehicles to 10 years from first registration without any mileage limit. Owners may contact bmw at 1-800-525-7417.
 Recall notesBmw is extending the warranty to 10 years from first registration without any mileage limit to the following vehicles:my 2006 6-series, 3-series (standard seat), my 2004-2005 z4, my 2004-2006 7-series, my 2006 x5, and my 2004-2006 5-series (comfort seat). Under the extended warranty program, the occupant detection mat in a vehicle that experiences this specific issue will be replaced at no charge to the customer. Customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www. Safercar. Gov.
  • 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.
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    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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