NHTSA issues an airbag warning to 7.8 million cars impacted by the Takata airbags recall which affects certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors vehicles.
Takata informed the companies earlier this month that faulty inflators may have slipped through the cracks and been delivered to manufacturers because of faulty record-keeping.
“The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors vehicles to act immediately on recall notices to replace defective Takata airbags,” the agency said in a statement Tuesday, adding there should be particular urgency in areas of high humidity such as Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.”
BMW and NHTSA say 627,615 vehicles are affected by this recall. The list of models can be seen below:
- 2000-05 3-series sedan
- 2000-06 3-series coupe
- 2000-05 3-series sports wagon
- 2000-06 3-series convertible
- 2001-06 M3 coupe
- 2001-06 M3 convertible
This is the same recall that was issued in July 2014 and BMW has already began to notify owners and dealers, and will replace the airbag where necessary.
Owner can check by their vehicle identification number (VIN) here: http://www.safercar.gov/vinlookup