Vehicles Affected: Approximately 85,000 model-year 2006-10 BMW X3 2.5i, 3.0i and xDrive30i luxury SUVs
The Problem: The front passenger-seat occupant detection mat that determines if and how the passenger frontal airbag should deploy in a crash may fatigue and develop cracks, which could lead to a system failure; in a crash, the front passenger airbag would be deactivated, increasing the risk of an injury.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the front passenger-seat occupant detection mat for free.
What Owners Should Do: BMW will begin notifying owners Nov. 20. Owners can call the automaker at 800-525-7417, the National Highway Traffic Safety Ad Mini stration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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