BMW is conducting a voluntary safety recall on certain vehicles equipped with Takata PSDI-5 inflators.
Reuters reported that there are approximately 840,000 units affected units in the United States that cover number of model years from 2006 to 2015, which, due to the defective airbag inflators, will have to be taken back to the dealers. As in previous cases, the inflators may explode and send shrapnel at occupants, increasing the risk of injury and even death.
The German brand is still developing a repair solution at this point, which will be applied to models that include 2008-2013 1-Series Coupe and Convertible (M included), 2006-2011 3-Series Sedan (M included), 2009-2011 3-Series Sedan diesel, 2006-2012 3-Series Sports Wagon, 2007-2013 3-Series Coupe (M included) and 2007-2013 3-Series Convertible (M included).
BMW's SUV lineup hasn’t escaped the campaign as the 2013-2015 X1 is also affected and so are the 2007-2010 X3, 2007-2013 X5 (M included), 2009-2013 X5 Diesel, 2008-2014 X6 (M included) and 2010-2011 X6 Active Hybrid.
These BMW models have not been included in previous Takata-related recalls, as the manufacturer stated, and the campaign comes after U.S. safety regulators said in January that Takata announced 5.1 million vehicles equipped with defective airbag inflators, in the United States alone.
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