BMW X5 (2001 - 2002)

Production: 1. 3. 2001 - 28. 2. 2002 | Problems / tags:   

BMW-X5-2002-recall-airbag
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Problem Description

The software of the airbag control device has been incorrectly programmed. As a consequence, simultaneously switching off the engine and applying the handbrake may unintentionally activate the frontal airbag.

The recall affects vehicles produced between 1. 3. 2001 – 28. 2. 2002.

Company recall code 0065110300

Source: Alert 41/2018 A12/1508/18




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What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a BMW dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.

If you wish fully comprehensive vehicle check, with more than 80 data points about the history of the car, then we suggest going to HPI-Check, which provides information on a specific vehicle using also the vehicle registration number.

UK car-owners can easily make a pre-check by visiting DVLA website and entering the car registration number; it will also reveal the car’s current MOT status.

This notification is purely informative for the vehicle type you have selected. As these deficiencies often relate to specific components (engine type, bodywork, equipment), the recall may not apply to all vehicles of this type. First published in the Weekly overview reports of RAPEX notifications.


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UK Recalls - BMW
Published by RAPEX 12. 10. 2018
Keywords   
Risk Injury
Make
Model
Type Passenger car
Production period 1. 3. 2001 - 28. 2. 2002
Type/number of model e1*98/14*0153* Type: X53
Country of origin Germany
Alert submitted by Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in see alert detail
Measures taken by economic operators Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
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