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2003 BMW X5 RECALLS

2003 BMW X5

X5 (E53, facelift 2003) generation is a 5 doors suv produced by BMW from 2003 to 2006 with diesel and petrol engines with maxspeed 130 mph. Capacity is 5 passengers including driver and total weight is 5776 lbs with 1323 lbs maxload.


Model Trims

  • X5 3.0d (184 Hp) Automatic
  • X5 3.0i (231 Hp)
  • X5 3.0i (231 Hp) Automatic
  • X5 4.6is (347 Hp) Automatic
  • X5 3.0d (184 Hp)
  • X5 4.4i (286 Hp) Automatic
  • X5 3.0d (218 Hp)
  • X5 3.0d (218 Hp) Automatic
  • X5 3.0i (231 Hp)
  • X5 4.4i (320 Hp) Automatic
  • X5 3.0i (231 Hp) Automatic

Features & Specs

1

5
seats

2

11-21 mpg city
21-34 mpg hwy

3

AWD
drivetrain

4

184-347
horsepower

Reported Problems

6 Total Safety Recalls Found

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE

  • Total cars affected: 419235

  • NHTSA campaign: 15V318000

  • Date of the problem: 28/05/2015

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE

  • Total cars affected: 230117

  • NHTSA campaign: 17V047000

  • Date of the problem: 20/01/2017

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

  • Total cars affected: 357

  • NHTSA campaign: 03V197000

  • Date of the problem: 27/05/2003

A LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID, INDICATED BY A WARNING LIGHT IN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL, COULD OCCUR. THIS WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY A REDUCTION IN FRONT BRAKE PERFORMANCE. THIS COULD LEAD TO A CRASH.

EU rapid alert system

  • Risk level: 1

  • Rapex alert: A12/0484/19

  • Date of the problem: 22/03/2019

Owing to retrofitting of the steering wheel, certain vehicles may be equipped with a driver airbag that has a gas generator which could burst in the event of airbag activation if it has been exposed to moisture and heat cycles over time. This may result in metal parts being discharged, which could lead to injury or death of the vehicle occupants.

EU rapid alert system

  • Risk level: 1

  • Rapex alert: A12/1569/15

  • Date of the problem: 11/12/2015

The inflator of the driver’s airbag may rupture when the airbag is activated if it has been exposed to high humidity over a number of years. If the inflator ruptures, metal parts may be expelled and cause serious or even fatal injuries.

EU rapid alert system

  • Risk level: 1

  • Rapex alert: A12/0266/17

  • Date of the problem: 03/03/2017

If the driver’s airbag is deployed, the inflator might burst if it was subject to high air humidity, high temperatures and substantial temperature fluctuations over a number of years. This may result in the ejection of metal parts, which could cause injury or death to the driver and the passengers.

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