The newly discovered defect is distinct from the previous error that caused the deaths of at least 24 people and several injuries worldwide. Similar to the first issue, the results are airbags capable of exploding, killing or injuring people.
Recently, Takata has added about 1.4 million front airbags to recalls in the United States. According to BMW, owners of older 3-series cars should stop driving them.
According to government documents, the airbag malfunction had killed an Australian driver while a driver in Cyprus and another Australian were injured. The cars that were manufactured at a Takara factory are faulty because they were produced before production improvements.
While BMW is currently in the process of sourcing a remedy for the issue of the faulty airbags, the company is readily available to replace the flawed inflators with new ones. BMW says the owners will receive a notification once the new parts are released.
From the U.S. National Highway Safety Administration discussion with automakers, here is the derivable information about the Takata recalled airbags:
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