BMW recalling 200,000 vehicles for possible air bag defects

USA today is reporting that there is a major BMW recall for airbags. The recall involves the 2006 3 Series, the 2004-2006 5 Series, and the 2004-2006 X3 compact SUV in the United States. NHTSA opened an investigation into the issue in September 2007 and upgraded its probe in January. In addition to the vehicles under Wednesday’s recall, the ongoing investigation also includes the 2004-2006 Z4, 2006 X5, 2006 6 Series and some 2004-2006 7 Series vehicles.

To respond to the problem, BMW said it would extend the warranty to 10 years without any mileage limit for the following vehicles: 2006 6 Series, 2006 3 Series with standard seat, 2004-2005 Z4, 2004-2006 7 Series, 2006 X5, and 2004-2006 5 Series with comfort seats.

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