The Basics: BMW will recall about 840,000 vehicles in the US, and they include:
  • 2008–2013 1 Series Coupe (incl. 1M)
  • 2008–2013 1 Series Convertible
  • 2008–2013 3 Series Sedan (incl. M3)
  • 2009–2011 335d Sedan
  • 2006–2012 3 Series Sports Wagon
  • 2007–2013 3 Series Coupe (incl. M3)
  • 2007–2013 3 Series Convertible (incl. M3)
  • 2013–2015 X1
  • 2007–2010 X3
  • 2007–2013 X5 (incl. X5 M)
  • 2009–2013 X5 xDrive35d
  • 2008–2014 X6 (incl. X6 M)
  • 2010–2011 X6 ActiveHybrid
The full list, which includes approximate volumes and production dates, is in BMW's statement, below.

The Problem: The vehicles have Takata's PSDI-5 driver side airbag inflators, and the parts could rupture in a crash.

Injuries/Deaths: None reported in this population of vehicles.

The Fix: BMW will replace the driver airbag on these vehicles.

If You Own One: BMW will send owners a letter advising them about the recall, and people will receive a second letter when the parts are available for the repairs

More Information: This recall stems from Takata and NHTSA's announcement in late January that automakers need to repair about five million vehicles. Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Audi, Ford, Mazda, and Honda have already announced recalls due to this expansion.

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BMW statement

BMW has notified NHTSA of its intention to recall approximately 840,000 cars and Sports Activity Vehicles equipped with Takata PSDI-5 driver-side front air bags to have the driver-side front airbag replaced. These vehicles, covering model years 2006-2015 have not been part of earlier Takata-related air bag recalls.

Owners of potentially affected BMW vehicles will be contacted by first-class mail advising them of the recall. When replacement parts are available, owners will receive another letter with instructions for having the recall completed.

Owners with questions can contact BMW Customer Relations at 1-800-525-7417 or e-mail CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

Model Model Years Approx. Vol. Production Dates

1 Series Coupe (incl. 1M) 2008 – 2013 32,620 Nov 2007 – Oct 2013
1 Series Convertible 2008 – 2013 28,160 Nov 2007 – Oct 2013
3 Series Sedan (incl. M3) 2006 – 2011 132,845 Feb 2005 – Dec 2011
335d Sedan 2009 – 2011 4,160 Mar 2008 – Aug 2011
3 Series Sports Wagon 2006 – 2012 3,270 Jun 2005 – May 2012
3 Series Coupe (incl. M3) 2007 – 2013 129,515 Apr 2006 – Jun 2013
3 Series Convertible (incl. M3) 2007 – 2013 99,810 Nov 2006 – Oct 2013
X1 SAV 2013 – 2015 57,290 Feb 2012 – Sep 2014
X3 SAV 2007 – 2010 64,925 Aug 2006 – Aug 2010
X5 SAV (incl. X5 M) 2007 – 2013 214,580 Sep 2006 – Jun 2013
X5 xDrive35d SAV 2009 – 2013 35,440 Mar 2008 – Jun 2013
X6 SAV (incl. X6 M) 2008 – 2014 37,000 Jul 2007 – Jun 2014
X6 SAV ActiveHybrid 2010 – 2011 365 Mar 2009 – Sep 2011

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