2006 BMW X3 Air Bags Occupant Classification System - Ocs (front Passenger) Recall

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2006 BMW X3 Air Bags Occupant Classification System - Ocs (front Passenger) Recall

 NHTSA Recall #132551
NHTSA Compaign #17V605000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerBMW of North America, LLC
 SupplierBMW
 BrandBMW
 ModelX3
 Model Year2006
 ComponentAIR BAGS: OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM - OCS (FRONT PASSENGER)
 Date of notification18/06/18
 Begin date of manufacuring20/11/05
 End date of manufacturing31/08/10
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received28/09/17
 Report created29/09/17
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units85302
 Defect summaryBmw of north america, llc (bmw) is recalling certain 2006-2010 bmw x3 2. 5i, x3 3. 0i and x3 xdrive30i sports activity vehicles. 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, and dealers will replace the front passenger seat occupant detection mat, free of charge. Interim owner notification letters were mailed on november 27, 2017. A second notification letter will be sent when parts are available. Owners may contact bmw customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
 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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