BMW expanded a U.S. regional recall across the entire country to include another 140,000 vehicles that have potentially faulty driver-side airbags, in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
BMW is recalling 2004-06 3-series vehicles produced between January 2004 and August 2006, a company statement said Monday.
None of the reported cases of defective airbags involved BMW vehicles, the statement said.
“Nonetheless, the company will cooperate fully with NHTSA by replacing the driver-side front airbag in certain model year 2004-2006 BMW 3 Series vehicles,” the statement said.
BMW spokesman Dave Buchko told The Detroit News, which first reported the expansion, that the recall includes all the vehicles NHTSA demanded.
BMW is the last of five automakers to expand Takata driver-side airbag recalls after NHTSA’s orders last month. BMW in July recalled 1.6 million cars worldwide to replace Takata passenger-side front airbags. The July recall involved 3-series vehicles produced between May 1999 and August 2006.
A total of 17 million vehicles have been recalled in the U.S., while 24 million have been recalled globally, according to Reuters estimates.