The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

Alert number: A12/1508/18

Product:  Passenger car

Name: X5

Batch number / Barcode:  The vehicles in question were produced between 1 March 2001 and 28 February 2002.

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Motor vehicles

Brand: BMW

Type / number of model:  Type-approval number: e1*98/14*0153* Type: X53

Risk type: Injuries
The software of the airbag control device has been incorrectly programmed.
As a consequence, simultaneously switching off the engine and applying the handbrake may unintentionally activate the frontal airbag.

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)

Description:  Passenger car. Company recall code 0065110300

Country of origin: Germany

Alert submitted by: Germany

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria, Finland, Ireland, Portugal