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Is your older BMW affected by a nationwide Takata airbag recall?

On Behalf of | May 17, 2023 | Auto Product Liability |

Certain drivers in Minnesota love the style and performance of vehicles from the Bavarian Motor Works (BMW) company. However, this automobile manufacturer is similar to many other automotive businesses that sometimes must issue recalls. There’s a long-standing recall issued from BMW for some of its vehicles with Takata airbags.

The details about BMW’s recall

BMW has a “do not drive” warning for a wide range of its vehicles manufactured from 2000 to 2006. These vehicles contain defective products in the form of driver-side airbags. If deployed, these airbags can send metal shards flying toward you and your passengers. This dangerous situation can happen when airbags receive exposure to extreme temperatures or excessive humidity for long periods.

According to BMW, there are still about 90,000 vehicles containing these airbags that still need their complimentary airbag replacements.

Which BMW models contain these airbags?

The select range of BMW automobiles mentioned in its airbag recall are:

  • BMW 3 Series sedans, wagons, coupes, and convertibles manufactured from 2000 to 2006
  • BMW 5 Series wagons and sedans manufactured from 2000 to 2003
  • BMW X5 SUVs manufactured from 2000 to 2004

What to do if you own a defective vehicle?

If you own a BMW that matches the previously mentioned years and models, contact a local BMW dealership right away. Depending on the dealership, certain companies will send repair professionals to complete airbag replacements at your home. Avoid driving any affected automobiles until a professional replaces its airbags.

The recall from BMW is only a small portion of automobiles with faulty Takata airbags. Over 67 million defective Takata airbag replacements have taken place throughout the United States.


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