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2001-'06 BMW 325Ci Among Vehicles in Limited Regional Recall for Airbag Problem


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For more information on the Takata airbag recall, click here. 10/27/14

Just the Facts:
  • BMW is conducting a limited regional recall for certain 2001-'05 BMW 325i, 325xi, 330xi and 2001-'06 325 Ci and 330Ci cars currently registered in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands and equipped with Takata airbag inflators.
  • BMW told Edmunds on Monday it does not have an exact number of vehicles yet.
  • "For this phase of the investigation, we will not be replacing the airbags in the entire population of vehicles, but rather only in a representative sample of potentially affected vehicles," wrote Dave Buchko, a BMW spokesman, in response to an Edmunds query.

WASHINGTON — BMW is conducting a limited regional recall for certain 2001-'05 BMW 325i, 325xi, 330xi and 2001-'06 325Ci and 330Ci cars currently registered in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands and equipped with Takata airbag inflators, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

BMW told Edmunds on Monday it does not have an exact number of vehicles yet.

"For this phase of the investigation, we will not be replacing the airbags in the entire population of vehicles, but rather only in a representative sample of potentially affected vehicles," wrote Dave Buchko, a BMW spokesman, in response to an Edmunds query.

Although federal safety regulators are describing this as a recall, BMW is calling it a "Special Technical Campaign."

This is part of a larger action announced on Monday by several automakers in recalls or regional field actions linked to airbag supplier Takata following a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation.

NHTSA said it has received notification from BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota "that they are conducting limited regional recalls to address a possible safety defect involving Takata-brand airbag inflators."

The action "is influenced by a NHTSA investigation into six reports of airbag inflator ruptures, all of which occurred in Florida and Puerto Rico," NHTSA said. "Based on the limited data available at this time, NHTSA supports efforts by automakers to address the immediate risk in areas that have consistently hot, humid conditions over extended periods of time," the agency said.

BMW noted that none of the reported cases involve BMW vehicles.

BMW said it will examine the airbags in the affected vehicles. A timetable has not been set for the action. Owners can contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.

Edmunds says: In the case of all Takata-related recalls and regional field actions, affected consumers should have their vehicles serviced promptly once they receive notification from their vehicle manufacturer.

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