BMW recalls more than 100 thousand old 3 SeriesDecember 5, 2019
The Bavarian concern has announced the launch of a new recall campaign, in which 116,000 cars will be sent for repairs. The reason for the forced visit to the service station was spoiled airbags.
Apparently, the scandal with the infamous Takata airbags will be heard for a long time to come. The company has long declared itself bankrupt, and companies continue to pay for defective products. This time, BMW had to conduct a massive recall.
About 116,000 BMW 3-Series E46 vehicles from 1999 to 2001 fall under the revocable campaign. According to preliminary information, at least 8,000 cars definitely have problems with airbags. The rest respond for diagnostics, which will definitely increase the number of problem cars found.
As mentioned above, the reason for the recall was the airbags from Takata. Due to a design defect, the deployment of the front airbag can cause serious problems for the driver or passenger.
It is worth noting that this revocable campaign was not the first. Due to airbags in the United States alone, about 1.4 million vehicles were recalled. Moreover, many automakers collaborated with Takata, including Audi, Honda, Toyota and Mitsubishi.
Meanwhile, Great Wall and BMW will jointly develop and produce electric cars. The German concern and the Chinese giant are creating a new company in China, with equal shares of 50%.
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