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Should the system fail, in the event of a crash, the front passenger air bag would be deactivated, increasing the risk of personal injury.

Air Bags — Occupant Classification System - Ocs (Front Passenger)
Air Bags — Occupant Classification System - Ocs (Front Passenger)

Summary
BMW of North America, Inc. (BMW) is recalling certain 2006 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi, 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi, and 550i vehicles equipped with the Sport Seat option and certain 2006 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi, 550i vehicles with standard seats. The front passenger seat occupant detection mat that determines if, and how, the passenger frontal air bag should deploy in a crash may fatigue and develop cracks which could lead to a system failure.
Actions
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will repair the occupant detection mat to eliminate the possibility that it may crack, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began September 1, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
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Date Announced
JUL 06, 2017
Vehicles Affected
2,158
NHTSA Campaign #
17V428000
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