BMW to recall nearly 200,000 vehicles in China over airbag issues

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bmw to recall nearly 200000 vehicles in china over airbag issues

Germany-based luxury car manufacturer, BMW, is all set to recall its 193,611 vehicles in mainland China over a defect revealed in their airbags.

According to a Beijing quality watchdog, about 168, 861 imported cars manufactured between December 9, 2005 and December 23, 2011, will be recalled from August 1, 2017. Another 24,750 sedans that were made between July 12, 2005 and December 31, 2011 would also be recalled at the same time next year.

The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (ASDIQ) posted on its official website about the recall, also providing a detailed description of the steps that the customers have to follow.

ASDIQ told that when the driver and front passenger airbags inflate, their gas generators could break unexpectedly, creating debris that stands as a danger to the riders’ and passengers’ safety.

BMW has promised to not just repair, but replace the defective parts for free of cost. It said that customers’ safety was the company’s primary objective and at no cost it could compromise with that.

Year of recalls for BMW

At the beginning of this month, BMW China has already announced the recall of around 22,543 imported BMW and Rolls Royce vehicles marked with flawed airbags. These cars dating between 2011 and 2012, had a programming error due to which their airbags might not deploy at the right time.

At the end of October, BMW USA recalled 154,000 vehicles over issues with the cars’ fuel pumps that affected 26 different models of the company. This recall included vehicles manufactured between 2007 and 2012.

In April this year, BMW recalled its new flagship 7 series luxury limousine on similar issues of potential airbag deployment, calling it a precautionary measure. Some 26,000 cars manufactured before December 11, 2015 were recalled in Germany, USA and China.