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2009 BMW X3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 072015


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NHTSA investigations PE07045 and EA08001 determined micro-cracks could develop in the side flanks of the front occupancy sensor mat causing a broken circuit and deactivation of the passenger air bag and the illumination of both the air bag warning light and the passenger air bag light. When both of the lights are illuminated, the passenger frontal air bag will not deploy in a frontal crash. NHTSA recall campaign number 08V384000 was issued however only covers model years 2004-2006 of the BMW X3 sav. Request NHTSA conduct further investigations to expand the existing recall to cover all 2004-2009 model years of the first generation BMW X3 sav which many owners online can concur exhibit the same symptoms of this serious manufacturing defect that poses a severe safety risk.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #1

Jan 252016


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There is an active recall campaign 08V-384 for defective front passenger airbags that will not deploy and protect the passenger occupant in the event of a severe accident. The active recall campaign which is extended for 10 years only covers model years 2004-2006 of the BMW X3 despite the first generation of the vehicle being produced from 2003 - 2010 and vehicles from all other years exhibiting the same symptoms. For instance my own vehicle is model year 2009 and exhibits all symptoms of the air bag issue as described in the recall campaign notice however I have no matter of recourse and have been unable to petition the dealership or BMW North America llc to remedy the issue as they have refused citing the recall campaign makes them liable only for those specific model years which is ridiculous since this is a serious safety issue and is not receiving as much attention due to the massive takata recall. I would like to petition the NHTSA to have BMW expand the airbag recall campaign to cover additional model years of the same production generation of the X3.

- Olney, MD, USA

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