BMW Recalls.

BMW Group Australia takes all safety recalls very seriously. Our customer’s safety in our products continues to be of paramount importance and it remains our objective to have all vehicles subject to any recall rectified as soon as possible.

We will notify you in writing if your vehicle is affected by a recall campaign. You can also identify any outstanding recalls by entering your unique Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or registration details into the Recall Status Tool below.

If your vehicle is affected, please contact your preferred BMW dealer or contact us on 133 269.

Further information regarding the Takata Airbag Recall is provided below.

For any Takata Airbag Recall question, please contact your preferred dealer or the BMW Australia Takata Hotline on 1800 243 675.


New - URGENT RECALL for BMW E46 3 Series cars produced between November 1997 and June 2000

Please refer to the Recall Status Tool below to find out if your vehicle is affected by the latest airbag recall (November 2019). 


Check your BMW Recall Status

Takata Airbag Safety Recall.

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This table gives a general overview of BMW vehicles affected by active and future Takata Airbag Recalls. Please use the Recall Status Tool to confirm if your vehicle is affected.

BMW 1 SERIES 2004 - 2017
BMW 2 SERIES 2013 - 2017
BMW 3 SERIES 1998 - 2017
BMW 4 SERIES 2013 - 2017
BMW 5 SERIES 1999 - 2003
2013 - 2017
BMW 6 SERIES 2013 - 2017
BMW M2, M3 & M4 2014 - 2017
BMW M5 2013 - 2017
BMW M6 2012 - 2017
BMW X1 2009 - 2016
BMW X3 2004 - 2010
2015 - 2017
BMW X4 2015 - 2017
BMW X5 1999 - 2003
2006 - 2017
BMW X6 2006 - 2017
BMW X5M & X6M 2014 - 2017

BMW Australia will be recalling vehicles with affected Takata airbags in accordance with the Compulsory Recall Notice and more specifically, the BMW Australia Recall Initiation Schedule. 

On initiation of a recall which covers your vehicle and/or model, you will be contacted. Please ensure your contact details are up to date.
BMW Australia is working to secure replacement parts for all affected vehicles. Where an airbag has limited worldwide supply, priority will be given based on the age of the vehicle and/or airbag.  

The following documents include further information regarding BMW Group Australia’s Takata Airbag Recall.


Like for like replacements (For E46 Passenger airbag only)

The E46 passenger airbag required a redesign and safety testing prior to production. If your BMW vehicle received a replacement of the faulty E46 passenger side Takata airbag prior to the new production part being available it has been replaced with a newer version of the same airbag. This temporary replacement airbag is safe at this time, but it also has a fault that will make it unsafe when it reaches six years of age.

To ensure long term safety, this temporary “like for like” airbag will need to be replaced in the future. The production parts for the permanent replacement airbag will be available by 15 January 2019 and BMW will contact affected customers in writing when the recall is initiated.

Please ensure you advise BMW if your contact details change.


Takata affected vehicles

If you have received communications from BMW regarding the Takata airbag recall but the vehicle has since been sold, written off, stolen, unregistered or exported, please complete the CHANGE OF VEHICLE STATUS form. 


Please ensure your contact details are updated with BMW Australia by submitting the form below or contacting the Takata Hotline on 1800 243 675.



ACCC Takata Recall FAQ

Further information regarding the Takata Airbag Recall is available on the ACCC website: FAQ for Takata airbag recalls


Takata airbags class action

A class action has been commenced in the Supreme Court of New South Wales against BMW in relation to recalled Takata airbag/s.
If, as at 27 February 2018, you owned or leased a BMW vehicle affected by the recall, you may be a group member.

Important information about your right to opt out of the class action is available here:

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