August 22, 2002

BMW recalls more 3-Series cars for air bag problem

Washington, D.C. – BMW is recalling an additional 20,000 3-Series cars to adjust an over-sensitive passenger-side airbag sensor. The company said the airbags could deploy if the car hits a curb or pothole even if there is no damage to the car.

BMW had previously recalled 34,000 3-Series cars built between June 1998 and March 1999 and has extended the recall to cover certain 3-Series cars built between April and August of 1999. Owners will receive a notification in the mail, and BMW dealers will reprogram the air bag software.

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