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      02-10-2016, 12:20 PM   #1
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Takata airbag recall woes catch up with BMW... sigh...

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BMW is recalling 840,000 vehicles from 2006 through 2015 that weren’t part of the company’s previous recall for Takata airbags, which covered 765,000 vehicles. The latest models include:

• 2006–2011 3-series sedan and M3
• 2006–2012 3-series wagon
• 2007–2013 3-series and M3 coupe and convertible
• 2007–2010 X3
• 2007–2013 X5 and X5 M
• 2008–2013 1-series coupe and convertible
• 2008–2014 X6 and X6 M
• 2013–2015 X1


Text on Car & Driver's website:

UPDATE 2/10/2016, 11:30 a.m.: Audi, BMW, and Volkswagen are recalling some 1.7 million U.S.-market vehicles for potentially defective Takata-sourced driver’s-side airbags.

The Audi recall covers 170,000 vehicles from model years 2006 through 2013. The Audis involved are: 2006–2013 A3, 2006–2009 A4 cabriolet, 2009–2012 Q5, and 2010–2011 A5 cabriolet.

BMW is recalling 840,000 vehicles from 2006 through 2015; these vehicles weren’t among the roughly 765,000 that BMW had previously recalled for Takata airbags. The BMWs involved are: 2006–2011 3-series sedan and M3, 2006–2012 3-series wagon, 2007–2013 3-series and M3 coupe and convertible, 2007–2010 X3, 2007–2013 X5, 2008–2013 1-series coupe and convertible, 2008–2014 X6, and 2013–2015 X1.

The Volkswagen-branded vehicles, numbering 680,000, are from 2006 through 2014. The VWs involved are: 2009–2014 CC, 2010–2014 Jetta SportWagen and Golf, 2012–2014 Eos and U.S.-built Passat sedan, and 2006–2010 German-built Passat sedan and wagon.

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