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    Posted: 17-July-2014 at 23:12
BMW is replacing the passenger airbags on 1.6 million 3 Series vehicles (pre-predecessor generation E46) produced between 05/1999 and 8/2006. Read more here....

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/16/bmw-3-series-airbag-recall-official/#continued



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Andrew Rolland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-July-2014 at 08:19
Good on them. Given that the cost of replacing an airbag on a 1999 3er will cost more than the car is worth they must be nervous about it. 
 
Not just BMWs but any vehicle with an airbag....
 
What are the chances of a 15 year old air bag still being able to deploy as designed?  Will the material have degraded?  Will the explosives at that age still work?  You will hopefuly never need to find out.
 
The plastics on my car at 10 years old are starting to show their age.....never mind 15 years old.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brianp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-April-2015 at 18:41
I've only just had official notification of this from BMW. 
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Have they had your details before now?
It's taking them quite some time to roll it out if it is a big issue!
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