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Old 03-12-2019, 07:46 PM
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passenger airbag recall letter

today I got the letter from BMW Canada that they are doing recall for certain cars and X5 is one of them.. Anyone else got same letter? I will call the dealer tomorrow and find out if I am affected - hopefully I am not..
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Old 03-13-2019, 01:45 AM
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I believe that US affected cars have had their recall letters for some time, I have.

I have decided to NOT have my passenger airbag replaced for fear of the damage consequent to the extremely invasive procedure by careless mechanics. Review WWw.NewTIS.info for the procedure.

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Home / BMW E70 X5 xDrive35d SAV / Repair Manuals and Technical Data / 72 Body parts and accessories / 72 12 Gas generators, airbag modules (with steering wheel airbag 3234) / 72 12 000 Removing and installing or replacing airbag module on passenger side

Necessary preliminary tasks: [ ... ] Remove instrument panel trim

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Old 03-13-2019, 02:29 AM
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If you got the letter then your X5 should be included in the recall. I think they send them out based on vin #. I had my airbag replaced by the dealer near my home in the recall. I have not had any issues with the recall.


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I also got a letter regarding the airbag on my 335i last year. Dealer replaced it 4 months after getting the letter as they also wanted to do the blower motor wiring recall at the same time.

I work as a Toyota dealer technician and this airbag recall has been going on for quite some time now. It ended for a few months and now thereís a new batch of cars coming in for airbag replacements. We have 50 appointments booked today and at least half of them are for airbags. At least it gives us something to do as itís dead season right now. A LOT of cars are affected by this, including Ferrari cars.



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Old 03-13-2019, 07:32 AM
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I see. It is invasive and I really don't want to get it replaced. Will see what dealer says..
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Old 03-13-2019, 07:47 AM
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I believe that US affected cars have had their recall letters for some time, I have.

I have decided to NOT have my passenger airbag replaced for fear of the damage consequent to the extremely invasive procedure by careless mechanics. Review WWw.NewTIS.info for the procedure.

newTIS.infobeta
Home / BMW E70 X5 xDrive35d SAV / Repair Manuals and Technical Data / 72 Body parts and accessories / 72 12 Gas generators, airbag modules (with steering wheel airbag 3234) / 72 12 000 Removing and installing or replacing airbag module on passenger side

Necessary preliminary tasks: [ ... ] Remove instrument panel trim

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e...g-3234/OduEm50
what is the risk of not having it replaced? can it explode on its own? or what is the issue with these?
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Old 03-13-2019, 08:48 AM
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Had mine done several months back. They had the car for 3 days.

I believe the issue is that it may contain shrapnel when its deployed. I dont recall them going off prematurely.
https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/takata-recall-spotlight

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Old 03-13-2019, 09:46 AM
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yes, my car is affected. the dealer said they need it for one full day and they done a lot of them already.. the issue is it might deploy with more force (if it deploys) so this could be dangerous to the passenger. I will probably wait a bit and get it replaced - now they are busy with these replacements..
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BMW really wants those airbags replaced because the NHTSA is putting pressure on the manufacturers to get 100% of them replaced. I get phone calls monthly and a post card of some sort on the topic weekly.

I am holding out on the passenger airbag recall because (1) I am not in a climate with high humidity and given what I read on the issue that generated the recall, high humidity environment presents a higher risk and (2) I don't trust the service department to not trash my $2,000 optional nappa leather dash and (3) I think I may need some sort of leverage when my diesel emission parts start failing and the dealer gives me a hard time honoring the warranty replacement. If the latter comes to be, I'll trade them Scott free emissions part fix for knocking out one of the airbags that NHTSA is pressuring them to replace.
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BMW really wants those airbags replaced because the NHTSA is putting pressure on the manufacturers to get 100% of them replaced. I get phone calls monthly and a post card of some sort on the topic weekly.

I am holding out on the passenger airbag recall because (1) I am not in a climate with high humidity and given what I read on the issue that generated the recall, high humidity environment presents a higher risk and (2) I don't trust the service department to not trash my $2,000 optional nappa leather dash and (3) I think I may need some sort of leverage when my diesel emission parts start failing and the dealer gives me a hard time honoring the warranty replacement. If the latter comes to be, I'll trade them Scott free emissions part fix for knocking out one of the airbags that NHTSA is pressuring them to replace.
i am with you here.. they said high humidity and temperature.. i am in British Columbia so yes - the humidity is supposed to be higher.. not the temperature though
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yes, my car is affected. the dealer said they need it for one full day and they done a lot of them already.. the issue is it might deploy with more force (if it deploys) so this could be dangerous to the passenger. I will probably wait a bit and get it replaced - now they are busy with these replacements..


It actually takes just a few hours to do. They also told me my car would be there for a full day but they phoned me 2-2.5 hours after dropping it off that itís done. And that included work on the blower motor recall. I was however given a loaner and I kept the car for 2 days lol.


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Old 03-13-2019, 11:22 AM
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yes, my car is affected. the dealer said they need it for one full day and they done a lot of them already.. the issue is it might deploy with more force (if it deploys) so this could be dangerous to the passenger. I will probably wait a bit and get it replaced - now they are busy with these replacements..


It actually takes just a few hours to do. They also told me my car would be there for a full day but they phoned me 2-2.5 hours after dropping it off that itís done. And that included work on the blower motor recall. I was however given a loaner and I kept the car for 2 days lol.


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Old 03-13-2019, 12:38 PM
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Blower motor recall? Is that an old recall?
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Blower motor recall? Is that an old recall?
Check his info, he has a E90. There is a blower motor recall for that car, not the E70.

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It actually takes just a few hours to do. They also told me my car would be there for a full day but they phoned me 2-2.5 hours after dropping it off that itís done. And that included work on the blower motor recall. I was however given a loaner and I kept the car for 2 days lol.


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I had lots of apprehension about the passenger bag recall--as I too have the leather dash. It took less than three hours and the car is perfect. They must know a short cut, or they have done so many it's very routine.

Your results may vary...
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Some have had other issues like the gps antenna cable being damaged with the passenger airbag recall
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yeah, looks like a couple of hours of labor )))
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Some have had other issues like the gps antenna cable being damaged with the passenger airbag recall
My SiriusXM reception went out a day after getting the recall done. I had to pull the console trim out to find the SXM receiver and reseat the antenna connection. Been working great ever since.

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Just got the letter yesterday. Will proceed with recall shortly. Prefer not to have passenger's jugular vein or carotid artery sectioned by shrapnel. Bloody seat worse than dashboard problem.
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Just got the letter yesterday. Will proceed with recall shortly. Prefer not to have passenger's jugular vein or carotid artery sectioned by shrapnel. Bloody seat worse than dashboard problem.
What are the chances of that?
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