BMW X5 and Z4 Recall
Model Year: 2002 BMW X5, Model Year: 2003 BMW Z4 Number Potentially Involved: 2,635 Dates of Manufacture: June – September 2002 Defect: On certain passenger and sport utility vehicles, the connection of the safety belt buckle to the steel rope of the tensioner does not meet BMW specifications. In severe frontal crashes, this connection can detach. If the connection detaches, the protection provided by the safety belt is likely to be impaired, and serious injuries to the driver and/or front passenger could occur. Remedy: Dealers will inspect both front safety belt tensioner and buckle assemblies, and if necessary, replace these parts. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began during March 2003. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.