September 30, 2023

When you drive an older BMW from the early to mid 2000s, you should cease driving it instantly. A minimum of till you check its recall status. Consumer Reports says that yet one more Takata airbag recall is impacting automotive homeowners, particularly BMW homeowners with automobiles made between 2000 and 2006 this time round. When you don’t get it mounted, it may have life altering or lethal outcomes.

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BMW says that the present recall impacts 90,000 fashions constituted of 2000 to 2006. Every little thing, from each model of the three and 5 Collection to the X5, is affected. The difficulty surrounds faulty Takata airbags put in within the steering wheel. Like different cases, if the automobile is concerned in an accident, the airbag inflator may probably rupture and trigger shrapnel to hit passengers, severely injuring or killing them.

Disturbingly, many homeowners nonetheless haven taken their automobile in for the free recall restore. BMW has had this recall open since 2016 and estimates that many of the 90,000 affected vehicles belong to owners who still haven’t taken their vehicles in. And BMW is making it convenient, so there’s really no reason not to do it. Parts for the repair are available and plentiful, it only takes about an hour to do, and owners can schedule to have the work done at the dealer or at their home. BMW will even pick up and drop off the vehicle at no cost to the customer.

So if you own one of the affected vehicles, please check your VIN and get any needed repairs finished.

The Takata airbag recall is the largest in U.S. historical past. The NHTSA says that 67 million automobiles have been impacted from 34 manufacturers. And with 24 deaths and 400 accidents as a result of airbags, there must be no motive extra victims are added to the checklist with a preventable measure extensively and available.