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BMW Recalls 85,000 X3 SUVs

By: Ryan Gallagher October 19, 2017
2006-2010 BMW X3s have been recalled by the German automaker for a possible airbag failure.

For the third time since 2013, BMW has discovered a problem limiting passenger detection in a car’s front seat, which may not allow front airbags to inflate.

The issue is with the X3 SUV model’s passenger-detection mat. Over time, the mat can wear and crack, interrupting electrical signals and causing front air bags to switch off. 

Last week, BMW announced a recall on more than 85,000 of the SUVs in the U.S., according to the The Associated Press. The recall covers BMW X3 vehicles from model years 2006 through 2010 and will begin November 20, 2017.

Some X3 owners noticed a warning light come on, which tipped them off to the issue. However, any BMW customer who thinks the recall may apply to their vehicle can check on the carmaker’s website

There are no known injuries related to this problem, according to BMW officials. 

Affected BMW customers will be notified to when dealerships can replace the mat (free of charge) starting in late November.

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