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Old 01-21-2014, 02:10 PM
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upallnite and mrbmwx5, thanks for your helpful information - thats great.
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See this link. Next time you go to the service manager be prepare to show him this link.

BMW recalls 220,000 vehicles in widening airbag issue - NBC News.com

or this

BMW Recalls Over 76,000 Vehicles From 2006 & 2007 Due To Air Bag Flaw
???

These links are for.......

1) Takata airbags (not used in X5) that have a propellant defect, causing them to deploy incorrectly DURING an inpact.

and.....

2) Seat occupant sensor mat that, when defective, keeps airbag from deploying DURING an accident while seat is occupied.

These links in no way address the OPs issue, random airbag deployment.
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TiAgX5, with closer review, you are correct, my airbags deployed at 60mph with no collision at all. No one was in the passenger seat (Thankfully). Any thoughts?
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Electronics malfunction ....
This another cool thing about BMW my ant 750li rolled off the clip about 60 feets deep and none of the air bag deploy at all ( 18 wheeler ran her off the road)
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So I would start digging deeper..

1. you indicate it was not in an accident...how do you know for sure? if your relying on carfax and such they are not always reliable

2. was the car bought locally as in the DMV? If so find out where serviced and get the records pulled at the local BMW dealer. If bought from Private Owner did they provide ANY records at all?

3. Did you get a PPI, what were the findings if any?

4. If not bought locally could this have been a flood car or had water infiltration?

This is just paths I would start going down and my .02 Good Luckand keep us updated
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OptimusPriM5,

Thanks for the input - much appreciated - the thing is, I am one owner, I drove it off the showroom floor, and I have put all 130k miles on the clock myself. So I know the history well - absolutely no accidents or collisions.

What is a PPI?
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the computer should have a fault/trigger code stored... it will indicate that the air bag deployed because sensor XXX triggered it... whatever you do, make sure you do NOT ERASE that information from the memory until you have it printed out or otherwise saved...

There are several criteria must be met in order for the bag to deploy... under "normal" circumstances (accident is no way a "normal" circumstance) the GM evaluates whole bunch of info before deciding that the bag should open... it would be interesting to see what the computer holds...

I know I-270, it is a wide open road and when not in traffic jam, the cars flow fast... and today the Feds were closed for business, so the traffic should be only regular folks doing their laundry and grocery shopping...

keep us posted on the developments...
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TerminatorX5, thanks for the advice - good advice. I will get the read out at BMW dealership on Friday.
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OptimusPriM5,

Thanks for the input - much appreciated - the thing is, I am one owner, I drove it off the showroom floor, and I have put all 130k miles on the clock myself. So I know the history well - absolutely no accidents or collisions.

What is a PPI?
Ahhh sorry misunderstood your original post thought you just aquired this vehicle. My comment on a PPI is moot then.

Keep us informed.
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