According to the BMW fan forum – Bimmerfest – BMW is conducting a Voluntary Safety Recall involving Driver-Side Front Air Bag Module on certain BMW vehicles that are equipped with non-desiccated Takata PSDI-5 inflators.
These vehicles, covering model years 2006-2015 have not been part of earlier Takata-related airbag recalls. There are approximately 840,000 vehicles in the US.
Here is the official BMW statement on the issue:
BMW has notified NHTSA of its intention to recall approximately 840,000 cars and Sports Activity Vehicles equipped with Takata PSDI-5 driver-side front air bags to have the driver-side front airbag replaced. These vehicles, covering model years 2006-2015 have not been part of earlier Takata-related air bag recalls.
Owners of potentially affected BMW vehicles will be contacted by first-class mail advising them of the recall. When replacement parts are available, owners will receive another letter with instructions for having the recall completed.
The following models are potentially affected by the recall:
- E70 (X5 incl M)
- E71 (X6 incl M)
- E72 (X6 ActiveHybrid)
- E90 (3 Series Sedan incl M)
- E91 (3 Series Sportswagon)
- E92 (3 Series Coupe incl M)
- E93 (3 Series Convertible, incl M)
- E82 (1 Series coupe)
- E83 (X3)
- E84 (X1)
- E88 (1 Series convertible)