BMW Australia has issued an urgent recall of vehicles containing a different type of Takata airbag, which poses a "critical risk" to drivers.

Key points:

  • The newly identified airbags were involved in two recent incidents in Australia, including a death and a serious injury.
  • Abnormal airbag deployments have also occurred in Japan and the US.
  • More than 400,000 vehicles from the previous recall have still not had their airbags fixed

The recall is for 12,000 BMW E46 3 Series cars produced between November 1997 and June 2000.

Please check with family and friends driving a BMW.

The Takata airbags involved in this BMW recall were not a part of the current compulsory recall.

More than 400,000 vehicles from that recall have still not had their airbags fixed.

The consumer watchdog said the newly identified airbags were suspected of being involved in two recent incidents in Australia, including a death and a serious injury.

Please check your vehicle details at: https://content.bmw.com.au/recall/#/