In an unexpected event, BMW just announced a recall on 200,000 vehicles due to concerns regarding the front passenger air bags. It is suspected that in an accident case, the front passenger air bags might not deploy. The affected models are the following:
- 2006 3 Series
- 2004-2006 5 Series
- 2004-2006 X3
In addition to the vehicles listed above, there is one more investigation taking place on the 2004-2006 Z4, 2006 X5, 2006 6 Series and some 2004-2006 7 Series vehicles.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an investigation back in September 2007 and a few months later, the recall decision was sent to BMW. The Munich based manufacturer had received 23,739 warranty claims over the air bag system issue by early January.
If you were affected by one of the recalls and have more questions, you can contact BMW at (800) 525-7417.