Vehicles on the streets today are fitted with a plethora of safety features designed to protect human life in case of accidents.
And most are there in the hopes that you ever get to see if they work. The problem is that you can’t really test them, either.
Thankfully, there are plenty of organizations born for this sole purpose, and they uncover safety issues with cars on the roads. Recently, the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) found quite the big flaw in BMW’s products.
The issues affects the front passenger’s side airbag, and the NHTSA discovered that under certain condition, it won’t deploy properly, increasing the occupant’s chances of getting injured. The problem is widespread, not limited to just one model, with 76.565 units plagued. We mention the 2006 3 Series, the 2006-2007 5 Series and the 2006 X5, but not limited to them.
The recall will start in January, as BMW needs some time gearing up for the task. Affected vehicles’ owners will be notified in due time.