BMW X5 (E53) recalled

More than 700 SUVs caught in campaign, which is unrelated to Takata.
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The first-generation (E53) BMW X5 has been recalled, over concerns the front airbags could randomly activate.

According to the company, a mismatch of software and hardware within the airbag control could activate the front airbags while parking the car. There's a risk the airbags could injure occupants if they randomly activate.

A total of 781 units are affected – a VIN list is attached here.

Owners will be contacted by BMW Australia, and advised to visit a dealer for a free fix. No mechanical changes are required to the car, only a software re-flash.