MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — More than a quarter of a million older model BMWs are being recalled over potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.READ MORE: How's This For A Photobomb? Palm Bay Cop Takes Selfie With Gator Stuck In Storm Drain
The recall covers certain 3 series cars from 2000 to 2002, some 5 series cars from 2001 to 2002, and some X5 SUVs from 2001 to 2003.
The automaker says the vehicles may have had a driver’s air bag replaced with a Takata inflator after a crash or in a previous recall.READ MORE: CDC Advisers Recommend Who Can Get Booster Shots Of Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine
Takata inflators can explode with too much force and spew shrapnel into drivers and passengers. At least 16 deaths and more than 180 injuries have been blamed on the problem.
Dealers will replace the inflators if they’re made by Takata. The recall is expected to start on March 15.MORE NEWS: Former FDA Commissioner: Delta Variant May Be Last Major Wave Of Infection
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