Recall roundup: BMW 3-Series for airbag problems image

The German based automaker BMW has recently announced a recall for the BMW 3-Series, across the United States, because of a problem with its airbags.

Bad news for those of you owning a 10-year old BMW 3-Series in the United States, because the vehicle will be affected by a recall. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 42,000 units of the BMW 3-Series will be affected by this recall, in the U.S., and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a problem with its airbags.

The NHTSA says that the front passenger side airbag may produce too much internal pressure and this can cause a rupture if the airbag deploys. This will increase the risk of injury because metal fragments could hurt the occupants, once the inflator ruptures. Owners of the 2002-2003 BMW 3-Series will be notified by this recall soon and dealers will inspect and replace the passenger airbag, free of charge. A total of 42,080 vehicles are being affected, including 27,440 sedans, 4,670 coupes, 5,295 convertibles, 1,535 wagons, 1,830 M3 coupes and 1,300 M3 convertibles. Owners can contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.