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Flammable, metal-spewing airbag? BMW to recall 220,000 vehicles worldwide – including M3

BMW RecallBMW now joins the list of carmakers recalling vehicles due to faulty airbags produced by Japanese supplier Takata Corp.

Left Lane news reports that the carmaker is calling back 220,000 vehicles worldwide including all 3-Series sedan, coupe, convertible, and station wagon models from the 2002 to 2003 model years — including the M3.

The recall, which includes 42,080 BMW models in the U.S., stems from Takata passenger-side airbags that “are at risk to catch fire or spew metal fragments at passengers during a crash,” reports Left Lane news.    

BMW, however, said that no injuries or accidents from the airbags have been reported.

The recalls started last month when Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mazda announced that they were calling back 3.4 million vehicles worldwide.

BMW is expected to start officially notifying its owners of the recall later this month. Dealerships are expected to start replacing the passenger-side airbag in July, at no charge.   

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