BMW gives an urgent recall of thousands of cars about the fear that their Takata airbags could KILL drivers
- BMW has urgently recalled more than 12,000 cars due to a defective airbag
- The recall is for Takata airbags, but is different from the existing recall
- BMW 3 series cars made between 1997 and 2000 must be urgently inspected
BMW Australia has issued an urgent recall of some of their cars because of the fear that their airbags could kill.
The manufacturer has warned that more than 12,000 of its cars have a type of Takata airbag that has one a & # 39; critical risk & # 39; for drivers.
The type of airbag is different from the current Takata airbag recall that affects brands such as Holden, Honda, Mitsubishi and Toyota – of which nearly half a million vehicles have yet to be repaired.
This recall includes more than 12,000 BMW E46 3-series cars made between 1997 and 2000.
BMW Australia has an urgent recall of some cars in their & # 39; 3 series & # 39; released because of the fear that their airbags could be deadly (stock photo)
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said the BMW airbags were suspected of being involved in two recent incidents in Australia – one fatal and another with serious injury – as well as incidents in Japan and the United States.
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& # 39; These airbags use a different propellant gas, but they have the same tendency for incorrect deployment, shrapnel grinding through the car, with the potential to kill or seriously injure people, & # 39; said ACCC Vice President Delia Rickard.
Mrs. Rickard urged owners not to be complacent, despite the fact that they are older models, and they should have the cars checked immediately.
She said that even a small collision can be disastrous because of the airbag error, which means it can spray shrapnel into the vehicle when it is deployed.
& # 39; It is important that if you have a car from that time … please take this seriously, check tonight if your car is damaged and if so, stop it immediately. & # 39;
Car owners are encouraged to go to recallbmw.com.au or call 1800 243 675 to check if their vehicle has been damaged.
Mrs. Rickard urged the drivers to have the cars towed to have them checked or to have someone visit to check them instead of taking the cars to a BMW repairer.
BMW supplies loan cars & replacement cars & buys defective vehicles from the respective owners.
BMW supplies loan cars & replacement cars & buys defective vehicles from the respective owners (stock photo)
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