BMW is recalling over 2,30,000 cars and SUVs in the US due to fault air bag inflators, manufactured by Takata. The company will replace these potentially dangerous air bags in certain 3 series cars from 2000 to 2002, some 5 series cars from 2001 to 2002, and some X5 SUVs from 2001 to 2003.
The Takata inflators are likely to explode with too much force and can spew shrapnel into drivers and passengers.
At least 16 deaths and over 180 injuries have been reported due to the faulty air bags.
The dealers will offer replacement for the inflators if they are manufactured by Takata. The recall is likely to start on March 15.