BMW company specialized in the manufacture of cars, warns owners of old cars from the 1999 model, of the state of the occurrence of one of its cars.
In a rare case, the German luxury car maker BMW has decided to stop certain 1999 Series 3 cars and issue documents to retrieve thousands of cars after a problem with the newly discovered Takata airbag.
The American website "cnet" published that the German company, along with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, submitted documents recommending the recall of approximately 8000 1999 models 323i and 328i.
The company’s statement added that these models of cars may contain the driver’s airbag without overload, which was produced by Takata on behalf of BMW, including those who do not have this pillow.
These airbags contain fixed ammonium nitrate (PSAN), moisture may cause the airbag to explode, and in the event of a collision, these nitrates may cause the driver to hit the shrapnel in the event of a pillow explosion.
The serious problem announced by the company arose after a driver in Australia was injured from the airbag in a BMW 3 Series in 2000, although an investigation revealed that the 1998 air blower came from the model.
Another accident also led to the death of a driver in Australia, who drove the Series 3 Model 1998 both parts were manufactured in 1998, which would make them part of the 1999 models in the United States.
The American website added that all affected cars need to return to the factory where a technician will examine the airbag inflatable devices to see if they are defective.
If the vehicle airbag is defective, new airbags will be installed as needed, free of charge.
The German company did not specify a time frame for the date of availability of the parts, as BMW announced that it believed that the repair would be ready next year, stressing that there were no injuries in the United States.
Takata's damaged airbags have been linked to 24 deaths and hundreds of injuries worldwide, as the problem affected many automakers.
The company has since filed for bankruptcy and has been accommodated by Key Safety Systems, which is called Joysen Safety Systems today.