Recall date January 15, 2020
Models affected
  • 2012 BMW 1 Series
  • 2013 BMW 1 Series
  • 2008 BMW 3 Series
  • 2009 BMW 3 Series
  • 2010 BMW 3 Series
  • 2011 BMW 3 Series
  • 2013 BMW 3 Series
  • 2013 BMW X1
  • 2014 BMW X1
  • 2008 BMW X3
  • 2009 BMW X3
  • 2010 BMW X3
  • 2007 BMW X5
  • 2008 BMW X5
  • 2009 BMW X5
  • 2010 BMW X5
  • 2011 BMW X5
  • 2012 BMW X5
  • 2013 BMW X5
  • 2013 BMW X6
  • 2014 BMW X6
Units affected 47

Issue: This recall is for certain vehicles that had an airbag inflator replaced as a part of an earlier recall campaign.

This recall provides a final repair.

Long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature, combined with high temperature cycling, may eventually degrade the propellant contained in the driver-front airbag.

This could cause the airbag to deploy with more force than normal.

If the airbag inflator ruptures, fragments could be propelled toward vehicle occupants or cause damage to the airbag assembly, preventing its proper function.

Safety Risk: If the vehicle is involved in a crash requiring an airbag deployment, the airbag inflator could rupture and create a risk of injury.

Corrective Actions: Owners will be notified by mail and instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer to inspect the driver-front airbag inflator.

The driver-front airbag module or inflator will be replaced as necessary.

Note: The Canadian climate results in the propellant degrading slowly.

This recall is being conducted as a precaution to address future risk.

It is expected that all airbag inflators will be replaced before their function would be affected.

Additional information may be available on Transport Canada's website