Posted on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014
BMW joined other automakers in extending their recall of vehicles with Takata airbags nationwide, the New York Times reported on December 22.
This move, encouraged by federal regulators, places BMW among other auto manufacturers that have done the same, including Honda, Ford, Chrysler, and Mazda. Although the recall was previously limited to particularly humid areas such as Florida, the NHTSA applied pressure to companies to extend the recalls nationwide. The recall will include a free replacement of driver-side airbags in the 140,000 affected vehicles, which are BMW 3 Series cars manufactured between January 2004 and August 2006.
The Takata airbags may rupture under pressure, spraying small metal pieces throughout the vehicle in an accident. This dangerous defect has resulted in five deaths and numerous reported injuries.
If you have been injured by a faulty vehicle, the Tennessee auto defect attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP, can help you through the process of pursuing damages from the responsible automaker. Call our offices at (615) 277-2765 today to learn about your legal options.