BMW recall expands
NEW YORK- BMW agreed to expand its recall of driver's-side air bags to the entire U.S. at demands from the government. It will affect 140,000 BMW-3 Series cars made between January 2004 and August of 2006.
BMW calls it a "voluntary improvement campaign" instead of a recall. The company says no problems with its vehicles have been reported. BMW is the last of many automakers to agree to the nationwide recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is pushing companies to recall older cars with air bags made by Takata Corp.
The air bags can explode with too much force and send shrapnel at drivers. Five deaths are reported on the inflators made by Takata. The nationwide recall affects about 15-million vehicles.