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Recall Roundup: BMW Recalls X3 SUV to Replace Front Passenger-Seat Occupant Detection Mat

Recall Roundup: BMW Recalls X3 SUV to Replace Front Passenger-Seat Occupant Detection Mat

By Joseph Dobrian, October 17, 2017

During the past week, auto manufacturers recalled a total of just over 97,000 light passenger vehicles. The largest recall comes from BMW of North America (BMW): 85,302 X3 SUVs from the 2006-2010 model years. Also, Ford Motor Company (Ford) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US (FCA US) recalled F-Series and Ram pickup trucks, respectively.

2010 BMW X3 3.0si photo Details for each safety recall follow, in alphabetical order by car brand.

2006-2010 BMW X3

  • Number of vehicles affected: 85,302
  • Issue: In the affected 2006-2010 BMW X3 2.5i, X3 3.0i, and X3 xDrive30i Sports Activity Vehicles, the front passenger-seat occupant detection mat that determines if, and how, the passenger frontal air bag should deploy in a crash may fatigue and develop cracks which could lead to a system failure.
  • Remedy: BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger-seat occupant detection mat free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin November 20, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V605000


2018 Ford F-150 Raptor Super Cab

  • Number of vehicles affected: 39
  • Issue: The structural roof braces may be missing rivets at the attachment of the roof rail, thereby reducing the structural integrity.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install the rivets for the roof brace attachments free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin October 16, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 17S29
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V598000


2017 Ford F-150
2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty
2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty
2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty
2017 Ford F-550 Super Duty

  • Number of vehicles affected: 504
  • Issue: The seat belt anchor, in the affected 2017 F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 trucks with manually-adjusted front passenger seats, may not be adequately welded to the seat cushion frame.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger manual seat track free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin November 6, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 17C17
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V599000


2015-2017 Ram ProMaster City

  • Number of vehicles affected: 11,291
  • Issue: The affected vehicles have incorrect information on the tire placard, including incorrect vehicle capacity weight, total number of occupants, tire pressure, and/or "None" designation for the spare tire size when a full-size spare tire is present.
  • Remedy: FCA US will notify owners, and dealers will replace the incorrect tire placard with a corrected one free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin November 15, 2017. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
  • Manufacturer recall number: T62
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V601000

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