BMW recalls cars over Takata airbag malfunction

BMW has recalled 4,511 BMW 3 series cars equipped with faulty Takata airbag inflators that may cause the airbag malfunction during a crash. This may result in the driver-side airbag exploding during an accident, hurting the driver with metal shrapnel. It may also cause the airbag to become under-inflated, failing to protect the driver from injuries in an accident.

Nissan recalls nearly 4,000 Sentras equipped with Takata airbags

Japanese manufacturer Nissan is recalling 3,930 2002-2006 Sentra vehicles that are potentially equipped with the infamous Takata airbag inflators. These inflators can explode during a crash and fling “sharp metal fragments” into the vehicle’s occupants, injuring or killing them. Until your car is fixed, do not allow passengers to sit in the front seat.

Volvo recalls luxury sedans for Takata-like airbag problems

Volvo Car USA – which is owned by Chinese multinational auto company Geely – has recalled over 54,000 2001-2003 S60 and S80 luxury sedans because of airbag troubles. The airbag inflator in the recalled vehicles can rupture during deployment, putting the driver and passenger at risk of being hurt by a projectile of metal fragments.