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BMW expands Takata air bag recall to nationwide U.S.
BMW expands Takata air bag recall to nationwide U.S.

BMW on Monday said it has expanded a U.S. regional recall for certain vehicles with driver-side air bag inflators made by Takata Corp to cover the entire country, following the lead of four rivals that have taken similar steps. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has urged the carmakers to broaden the recall beyond a limited area with high humidity and they have gradually followed suit. Takata has said that extended exposure to high humidity could damage the propellant in the inflators, causing them to spray vehicle occupants with metal shrapnel when the air bags inflate. The German luxury automaker said it told NHTSA that it will replace driver-side front air bags in...

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