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Gamite
08-13-2008, 02:33 PM
http://money.cnn.com/2008/08/13/news/companies/bmw_recall.ap/index.htm?cnn=yes

WASHINGTON (AP) -- BMW AG is recalling 200,000 vehicles over concerns that the front passenger air bag may not deploy in a crash.

The German automaker says the recall involves the 2006 3 Series, the 2004-2006 5 Series, and the 2004-2006 X3 compact sport utility vehicle.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a posting on its Web site Wednesday that small cracks could develop in a seat detection mat and lead to the front passenger air bags to be deactivated.

It would also turn on the passenger air bag "on-off" light. NHTSA says the head protection system would not be affected.

The company said last month there had been no injuries or accidents tied to the problem.

propr'one
08-13-2008, 02:47 PM
boo, i was hoping i'd get free airbags for the e36. My car has 4 of them:P

Dr. Flyview
08-13-2008, 03:04 PM
boo, i was hoping i'd get free airbags for the e36. My car has 4 of them:P

How? Did 328s have more?

propr'one
08-13-2008, 03:08 PM
1998's had side impact airbags, footwell lighting, etc:P

Qube
08-13-2008, 09:34 PM
Funny. Wife's 135 has a flicker happy passenger airbag on/off light. Need to get it checked out.

europrince
08-18-2008, 03:39 PM
that's a costly recall!