These are some of the oldest Takata air bags under recall and have an extremely high probability of failure during a crash
Washington, D.C.—BMW has issued a “Do Not Drive” warning for 90,000 vehicles built between 2000 and 2006 that are already under recall for a defective Takata air bag. Owners of these vehicles should park them immediately and contact BMW for more information.
Replacement parts are available now for free for this recall. Check your vehicle for recalls here.
These vehicles are 17 to 22 years old. These are some of the oldest Takata air bags under recall and have an extremely high probability of failure during a crash. If the inflators rupture, the metal fragments ejected toward the driver’s face could kill or leave them injuries.
Models involved in this recall include: 2000-2006 BMW 3 Series (E46) including M3, 2000-2003 5 Series (E39) including M5, and 2000-2004 X5s (E53) equipped with certain driver’s front airbag inflators manufactured by Takata.