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Old 05-29-2015, 07:24 AM
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Takata Air Bag Recall Info: 2003-2004 X5 owners

If anyone wondered if their BMW was part of this huge air bag recall...you can see in the updated info below that some e53 X5s built between 2003-2004 are affected.

Also take note that the VIN info is not yet available on the NHTSA website...so those that may be affected may want to keep checking back for more updates:

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2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 2013 F06 650ix Gran Coupe` (Black Sapphire) 1/13 mfg date
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97 740iL (Arctic Silver) <<~>> 99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

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Thanks for the information. I searched earlier to see if my vehicle was included and did not find anything. Your info is most helpful.

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Lots more detail here ...
> E39 (1997 - 2003) > Why exactly are the E39 airbags NOT involved in the massive Takata SRS airbag recall?

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Just an FYI...in 2002...the 3 spoke steering wheel changed over to the ROUND airbag...so the e46/e39/e53 models affected will have the sport steering wheels like in the pic below...it also includes the ones with the split 3-spoke sport steering wheel..they use the same round airbag:

The 2002 3 spoke sport steering wheels used in the e39 were the ROUND airbag type...not the sort of triangular shape in the pic in the post above. Click the following link to see the BMW models that used the round airbag from Jan 2002-up that were used in the e46/e39/e53 involved in the Takata recall: http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/32306757891/

(2002-2003 e39 3 spoke steering wheel)



(#9 in diagrams below are the e39 face lift ROUND airbag (& pre-face lift e53 airbag as well as the e46 air bag) involved in Takata recall)



{split 3 spoke wheel still uses the same airbag}
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2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 2013 F06 650ix Gran Coupe` (Black Sapphire) 1/13 mfg date
(SOLD)
97 740iL (Arctic Silver) <<~>> 99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

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Old 08-05-2015, 05:29 PM
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Update info from the Aug 2015 Roundel...note the asterisk * for the e53:

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2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 2013 F06 650ix Gran Coupe` (Black Sapphire) 1/13 mfg date
(SOLD)
97 740iL (Arctic Silver) <<~>> 99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

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