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      06-26-2017, 05:46 PM   #243
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FWIW, my '11 128i M Sport met its ultimate demise last month. both front and side curtain airbags deployed and functioned as designed. My car was part of the Takata recall and was waiting for parts to arrive. The car was in Florida for its entire life.
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10 people have died, none of them in a BMW. I believe all of those that have died are from the early (2001-2002) bags that were built without a desiccant pack. You are more likely to be killed by debris falling from space.
Thank you for the reassuring words. Perhaps you can contact the Federal government and tell them to cancel the recall.
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Takata is filing for bankrupcy. Wonder how the recalls will be performed from now on with the ultimate responsible party defunct.
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Usually when a recall is made - there is a compelling reason. I wonder in what way the airbag is defective.

IE: does it not deploy? Is it a intermittent issue where 1 out of 1000 doesn't deploy? Is it a delayed deploy, etc?
It was due to a defect in the inflators, and some people were killed when airbag inflator shrapnel struck them. There is video of defective inflators tearing through the tough airbag fabric. My understanding is BMW only used Takata airbags on cars that were repaired after an accident and needed new airbags. Is this not the case, did they use Takata airbags on new vehicles?
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Takata is filing for bankrupcy. Wonder how the recalls will be performed from now on with the ultimate responsible party defunct.
The recalls will continue to be performed by the manufacturers' dealers. The bankruptcy may stop Takata's bleeding, but the manufacturers have always been and still are on the hook.

So, from the consumer's perspective nothing will change.
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It was due to a defect in the inflators, and some people were killed when airbag inflator shrapnel struck them. There is video of defective inflators tearing through the tough airbag fabric. My understanding is BMW only used Takata airbags on cars that were repaired after an accident and needed new airbags. Is this not the case, did they use Takata airbags on new vehicles?
While this article is not a model of clarity, it appears that 14,600 Takata inflators were involved in repaired vehicles (last paragraph of article), and another 230,000 were installed in new vehicles (first paragraph). http://www.autonews.com/article/2017...g-fresh-recall
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