Recall List for the 2006 BMW X5

Official recalls have been issued for the 2006 BMW X5 by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local BMW service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call BMW customer service.


    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 12, 2013
    • Vehicles Affected: 76,565

    Summary: BMW of North America LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2006 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi sedans and 325xi sports wagons, model year 2007 328i, 328xi, 335i, 335xi sedans and 328i and 328xi sports wagons, model year 2006-2007 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi, 550i sedans and 530xi sports wagons, model year 2006 760i sedans, model year 2006-2007 750i, 750Li, and 760Li sedans, and model year 2006 X5 sports activity vehicles, equipped with certain seat types. 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.

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

    Actions: BMW will notify owners with an interim notification letter in January 2014 since parts are not currently available. When parts are available, BMW sent a second letter in August and dealers will repair the occupant detection mat to eliminate the possibility that it may crack, free of charge. Additionally, owners of model year 2006-2007 3 Series with standard seats, 5 Series with comfort seats, and Z4 models, will receive an extended warranty on their front passenger seat occupant detection mat. Owners may contact BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #13V564000 »


    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01, 2005
    • Vehicles Affected: 240

    Summary: Certain passenger vehicles may have been built with an incorrectly manufactured automatic transmission parking pawl guide plate.

    Consequence: This could cause the parking lock system not to engage, after the transmission is placed in the park ("P") position. If the vehicle was parked on an incline, and the parking brake was not engaged, this could result in a vehicle rollaway condition.

    Actions: Dealers will repair and replace the automatic transmission guide plate free of charge. The recall began on November 30, 2005. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-332-4269. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #05V504000 »

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