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BMW Recalls More Vehicles over Airbag Concerns

Tina Robinson2 years ago

BMW has become the latest automaker to recall vehicles over concerns about airbags made by Japanese-based airbag manufacturer Takata. A report in the Wall Street Journal says the automaker will recall approximately 1.6 million of its 3 Series vehicles worldwide to replace potentially dangerous airbags.

About the BMW Airbag Recall

In total, BMW says it will replace the front passenger-side airbags in 1.6 million 3 Series vehicles. Approximately 574,000 of those vehicles were sold in the U.S. BMW says the vehicles have Takata airbags that can potentially inflate improperly, resulting in flying metal shards. Since 2009, about 10 million vehicles with the dangerous airbags have been recalled across the entire auto industry.

In June, seven different automakers, including Honda, Nissan, Mazda, Toyota, Dodge, Ford, and BMW, announced recalls to replace airbags that had been installed with Takata airbags.

Description of the Recalled BMW Vehicles

BMW says the recall affects 3 Series vehicles that were manufactured between May 1999 and August 2006. The automaker said the recall excludes about 42,000 vehicles that were previously recalled for the same issue in May 2013.

Dealers will replace the airbags in the vehicles free of charge.

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