Wednesday, 20 March 2019 14:27

BMW Recalls 183,000 Vehicles for Takata Airbag Inflators

Written by David A. Wood, CarComplaints.com


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BMW is recalling about 183,000 vehicles to replace Takata airbags at risk of exploding.


More than 170,000 of those vehicles had their original steering wheels replaced with the optional sports steering wheels, which contain frontal Takata airbag inflators at risk of rupturing.


• 2000-2003 BMW 525i
• 2000-2003 BMW 530i
• 2000-2003 BMW 540i
• 2000-2004 BMW X5


In a separate recall of 12,880 vehicles, BMW is recalling the 2015 X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i and X1 xDrive35i.


These vehicles are equipped with driver's side Takata airbag inflators used as original or replacement equipment.


The recalls began March 4. Dealerships have been replacing the Takata airbag modules.


Customers with questions should call BMW at 800-525-7417.