BMW recalls 200,000 cars
BMW is recalling 200,000 cars. The recall involves the passenger airbag in the 2006 3 Series, the 2004-2006 5 Series, and the 2004-2006 X3 compact sport utility vehicle. This is a significant recall considering BMW sold almost 1.4 million cars in 2006.
The recall is due to cracks that may develop in the sensor that detects if there is a passenger in the car. If the sensor malfunctions it could cause the airbag to turn off and not deploy in an accident. BMW has stated that there have not yet been any injuries associated with this recall.