Automaker BMW recently announced a recall of more 85,000 of its X3 SUVs that the company sold within the U.S.
According to a report that appeared at the Dallas Fort Worth CBS local website, the reason for the recall is due to detects in the front-seat passenger occupant detection mats which have been shown to fail, which may prevent the airbag to deploy in the event of a crash.
The years that fall under this latest recall from BMW covers the X3 model that was sold from 2006 to 2010.
BMW said in a statement on its website that the manufacturer of the mat is Continental Automotive Systems, that in documents it submitted to the government that the mat can wear and develop cracks that may interrupt electrical signals. That can cause the front air bag to switch off, activating a warning light. The mats are part of the system that changes how airbags inflate if children or adults are occupying the front passenger seat.
BMW says it is unaware of any injuries or fatalities having been caused by this problem. It’s the third recall for the issue since 2013.
The automaker will be notifying both owners and dealers of the recall. BMW will replace the mat free of charge beginning on November 20th. Vehicle owners can also call their local BMW dealership. Owners can also go to the company website at https://www.bmwusa.com/safety-recalls.html. By typing in their vehicle VIN consumers may determine whether their vehicle falls under any current BMW recalls.
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