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BMW issues worldwide recall of vehicles equipped with Takata airbags

BMW issues worldwide recall of vehicles equipped with Takata airbags image

Text: / Photos: BMW Press | posted May 08, 2013 17:55

220,000 BMW vehicles affected worldwide

BMW is recalling an estimated 220,000 vehicles worldwide as part of its safety recall campaign that concerns several vehicles' airbag units that were supplied by Takata Corporation. The recall includes 2002-2003 BMW 3-Series models as well as the M3 Coupe and Convertible models.

It can be remembered that around 3.4 million vehicles from several manufacturers worldwide were included in the initial recalled due to the same issue. The Takata airbags that were installed on these affected vehicles may not inflate properly and cause metal fragments to shoot out from the airbag resulting to injuries.

According to BMW spokesperson Dave Buckho, the company expects to have the parts to repair the recalled vehicles available by July.

As of press time, Asian Carmakers Corporation (ACC), the official importer and distributor of BMW vehicles in the Philippines, hasn't released any information yet on whether locally distributed units were affected by the recall.

source: Reuters