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Alex Rae | Jul, 04 2018 | 0 Comments

BMW Australia has added passenger and SUV models produced between 2004 to 2016 to its list of vehicles affected by faulty Takata airbags.

Under compulsory rules recently set out by the ACCC, manufacturers with vehicles affected by faulty units were required to list all models and their scheduled date for repairs by July 1, and affected vehicles must be fixed by 31 December 2020.

BMW has since added its 2004-15 1-Series, 2005-14 3-Series, 2009-16 X1 and 2004-10 X3.

The Takata airbag saga is the largest and first ever compulsory recall in Australian automotive history. It involves two types of faulty Takata airbag inflator units that can incorrectly rupture when triggered in an incident and cause serious injury. In the case of the more dangerous Alpha-type inflator, failure to replace the part can result in death and a man died in Sydney last year when he was fatally struck in the head with shrapnel blown out of the airbag.

However, replacement of affected airbags is free and, in most cases, takes less than a day to complete. For repairs that will take longer than 24 hours customers are entitled to alternative transport such as a loan car, hire car or Cabcharge.

To book in to have a car repaired customers have been asked to contact their nearest BMW dealership or contact BMW Australia directly.

BMW has also asked previous owners or owners who are not in possession of affected cars to forward current owner details on to BMW Australia’s specially setup Takata Taskforce at [email protected], or call BMW directly on 1800 243 675.

Concerned owners can also find out more information by visiting the ACCC directly  or jump onto BMW’s Takata recall website to check if their vehicle has been affected. 

 
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