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2000-'06 BMW 3 Series Recalled To Fix Potentially Defective Airbags


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Just the Facts:
  • BMW is recalling approximately 574,000 2000-'06 BMW 3 Series cars in the U.S. to replace passenger-side front airbags that may be defective.
  • "Potential problems with the airbag inflator which may rupture in vehicles produced by other manufacturers using similar systems from the same supplier have become evident in rare cases," BMW said in a statement posted on its Web site.
  • BMW said it is not aware of a case involving a BMW vehicle.

WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey BMW is recalling approximately 574,000 2000-'06 BMW 3 Series cars in the U.S. to replace passenger-side front airbags that may be defective, the automaker said on Wednesday.

"Potential problems with the airbag inflator which may rupture in vehicles produced by other manufacturers using similar systems from the same supplier have become evident in rare cases," BMW said in a statement posted on its Web site.

BMW said it is not aware of a case involving a BMW vehicle.

The action is a "voluntary precautionary measure that aims at minimizing the risk of faulty airbag activation," the automaker said.

The affected vehicles were built from May 1999 to August 2006.

This is a voluntary extension of the recall campaign announced in May 2013 for 42,000 3 Series vehicles in the U.S. BMW said the 42,000 cars recalled in May 2013 are excluded from the current recall.

BMW dealers will replace the passenger-side front airbags in the affected vehicles. A date has not been set for the recall. Owners can contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.

No information about the new 3 Series recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA oversees vehicle recalls in the U.S.

Edmunds says: BMW said it will notify owners of these cars by mail soon. But if you have an immediate concern, it's best to get in touch with your dealer.

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