Having already recalled 11,000 BMW 3 Series earlier this year in high-humidity states, the German automaker has now expanded its recall to cover 140,000 more from model years 2004-2006. Similar to other automakers that have expanded their recalls, BMW will focus on high-humidity states first but will replace the driver-side airbags for all the cars across the country.
In total, 10 automakers have now recalled over 14.6-million vehicles equipped with Takata airbags since last year. The faulty Takata airbags have been linked to at least five deaths and 50 injuries, with all of the deaths occurring in Honda vehicles.
“A small number of such cases in certain areas of the U.S. have been reported,” BMW said in a statement. “None of the reported cases involve BMW vehicles. Nonetheless, the company will cooperate fully with NHTSA by replacing the driver-side front air bag.”
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