This just in from CNN:

>The German automaker says the recall involves the 2006 3 Series, the 2004-2006 5 Series, and the 2004-2006 X3 compact sport utility vehicle.

>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a posting on its Web site Wednesday that small cracks could develop in a seat detection mat and lead to the front passenger air bags to be deactivated.

>It would also turn on the passenger air bag “on-off ” light. NHTSA says the head protection system would not be affected.

+ BMW recalls 200,000 vehicles / CNN