BMW Group Australia Ltd — BMW E53 X5 4WD Wagon

Identifying features

What are the defects?

Due to a possible mismatch of software and hardware within the airbag control, the front airbags may be activated whilst parking the vehicle. The affected vehicles are required to have the airbag control unit reprogrammed; no parts are required.

What are the hazards?

When parking the vehicle, a software malfunction can occur, activating the front airbags and causing an injury.

What should consumers do?

Known owners will be contacted by BMW Group Australia Ltd or a BMW dealer. Consumers may contact an authorised BMW Service centre, or call the BMW Group Customer Interaction Centre on 1800 813 299 to arrange inspection and repair. Consumers can also contact BMW Group Australia via the BMW Group Australia website:

Additionally customers can go to the BMW Group Australia website, and use their vehicle's VIN, chassis number or registration number to check if their vehicle has an outstanding Technical Action, or an outstanding Safety Recall:

Traders who sold this product

All authorised BMW Group dealers

Where the product was sold
Dates available for sale
  • 1 March 2001 - 28 February 2002

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
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