BMW is recalling 200,000 vehicles over concerns that the front passenger air bag may not deploy in a crash. The recall involves the 2006 3 Series (pictured above), 2004-2006 5 Series and 2004-2006 X3 compact SUV.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Web site reports that small cracks could develop in a seat detection mat and lead to the front passenger air bags to be deactivated, reports MSNBC.com. It would also turn on the passenger air bag "on-off" light. NHTSA says the head protection system would not be affected.
BMW said last month there had been no injuries or accidents tied to the problem. Contact your local BMW dealer or the NHTSA’s Web site for more information.
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