BMW recalls 8,097 cars over defective airbag inflators

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

BMW (China) Automotive Trading Limited says it is recalling 8,097 vehicles due to safety risks in airbag inflators.

The country’s State Administration for Market Regulation, in a statement Monday, August 1 said the BMW vehicles involved imported 1 Series, 2 Series, 3 Series, 4 Series and 5 Series, agency report said.

Others include X1, X3, X4, X 5, X 5 M, X6, and X6 Active Hybrid cars manufactured between February 17, 2005, and August 27, 2017.

The automaker stated when the airbags of these cars are being inflated, the flawed gas generating agent could cause overpressure that may break up the inflators and pose safety hazards.

The automaker has promised to replace the faulty parts free of charge.

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