2017 BMW X5 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Imperial Blue Metallic
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$40,123 - $57,752
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
24 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
255-445
Seats
5-7

How 2017 BMW X5 Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.6 Overall Score
Performance 4.6Comfort 4.3Styling 4.4Value 4.4

Editor's Overview

Whether you're seeking a fuel-efficient luxury cruiser or a hot-handling, powerful high-performance SUV, there's a BMW X5 for you. While it may not have the cushy ride you'll find in a Lexus RX or Audi Q7, and the Porsche Cayenne has an edge in handling, the BMW X5, in any of its forms, delivers miles of smiles.

BMW X5 Models & Trims

chevronDown icon xDrive35i $45,054 - $51,129
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 9, 20 X 10 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon xDrive35d $48,261 - $54,954
Horsepower: 255 hp
Engine Type: Twin Turbo Diesel I-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 9, 20 X 10 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon xDrive50i $50,505 - $57,752
Horsepower: 445 hp
Engine Type: Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 9, 20 X 10 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon sDrive35i $40,123 - $45,472
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 9, 20 X 10 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon xDrive40e iPerformance $46,585 - $53,170
Horsepower: 313 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 9, 20 X 10 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Base $45,054 - $51,129
Horsepower: 255 hp - 445 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4, Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6, Twin Turbo Diesel I-6, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 9, 20 X 10 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.77
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Feel alive drive a BMW x5.

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When upscaling from my Honda pilot we knew we wanted a BMW. The x5 still has enough room for 7 passengers, though not as much, and I also still have storage space. It drives very smoothly and has a lot of power too. It is luxury for sure yet not over stated. I highly recommend it. Go to a dealership and at least test drive one and see for yourself.

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Good looking and safety, the exterior of a car is important so is the safety.

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The BMW x5 may please consumers looking for a luxurious SUV with a choice of many engines options, including a diesel and plug-in hybrid. It is also extremely good looking and you will not feel there is a bumpy ride. The safety score is high too as there are a number of airbags.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$45,054 - $51,129
$48,261 - $54,954

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 (hp)
255 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.0L DOHC I
3.0L DOHC I
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Standard
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Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Standard
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Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Standard
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Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.4 (in.)
40.4 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.5 (in.)
40.5 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.6 (in.)
36.6 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.8 (in.)
38.8 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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Standard
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AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Standard
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AC

AC
Optional
Optional
Optional
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Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Standard
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Standard
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Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
5 - 7
5 - 7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
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Standard

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
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Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Running Boards

Running Boards
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P275/40WR20
P275/40WR20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
115.5 (in.)
115.5 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
41.7 (ft.)
41.7 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
76.3 (in.)
76.3 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4790 (.lbs)
4930 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 (hp)
255 (hp)

Torque

Torque
300 (ft. lbs.)
413 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
5952 (.lbs)
5952 (.lbs)

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
595 (.lbs)
595 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
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4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Straight 6 Cylinder
Straight 6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
22.4 (gal.)
22.4 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
21 (mpg)
26 (mpg)

City

City
18 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
24 (mpg)
29 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
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Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Standard
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Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Night Vision
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
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Good
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Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Dsc-X Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • BMW Assist eCall Emergency Sos *
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (3)

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Engine And Engine Cooling > Exhaust System > Emission Control > Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) Oct 24, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 24, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V755000
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2013-2018 BMW 328d and 328d xDrive, 2014-2018 328d Sports Wagon and 328d xDrive Sports Wagon, 2014-2016 535d and 535d xDrive, 2015 740Ld xDrive, 2015-2017 X3 xDrive28d SAV and 2014-2017 X5 xDrive35d SAV vehicles equipped with an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) module with an integrated cooler. If the EGR cooler leaks internally, the coolant can mix with diesel engine soot. The high EGR temperatures may result in these particles possibly smoldering and melting the intake manifold.
Consequence:
The melting intake manifold can increase the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the EGR cooler as necessary. If a leak has already occurred, the engine intake manifold will also be replaced. These repairs will be made free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 17, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
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Tires May 17, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
May 17, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V327000
Summary:
BMW North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2017 BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M vehicles. The vehicles are equipped with 21-inch tires, however the Tire Information Label states that the vehicles are equipped with 20-inch tires. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."
Consequence:
The incorrect tire size on the label does not comply with FMVSS number 110.
Remedy:
BMW has notified the affected owners and is providing them with a corrected tire information placard, free of charge. The recall began June 15, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
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Air Bags > Passenger Side Frontal Mar 16, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 16, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V189000
Summary:
BMW of North America, Inc. (BMW) is recalling certain 2017 X5 sDrive35i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 xDrive35d, and X5 xDrive40e vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with passenger frontal air bag modules using certain air bag inflators that may not vent properly in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag.
Consequence:
If the inflator cannot vent properly, the inflator may rupture, resulting in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants and causing serious injury or death.
Remedy:
BMW has notified owners, and dealers will replace the air bag modules, free of charge. The recall began on March 20, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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