2000-2006 BMW Faulty Airbag Warning
Dear valued customers,
We at RPM Motorsport are concerned about your safety and want to alert you to a critical issue that affects some BMW vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a warning that owners of certain 2000-2006 BMW models should not drive their vehicles due to the risk of the airbags exploding in a crash. The warning is for those vehicles that are equipped with faulty and dangerous airbag inflators made by Takata.
The Takata airbag inflators use a volatile chemical called ammonium nitrate to inflate the airbag in case of a collision. However, exposure to heat and humidity over time can cause the chemical to deteriorate, leading to the explosion of the airbag and metal shrapnel being hurled towards the occupants, causing severe injuries.
We urge our customers who own 2000-2006 BMW 3 Series, 5 Series, or X5 models to immediately park their vehicles and contact BMW for more information. BMW will provide free repairs, mobile repair services, and towing at no cost to the owners. The NHTSA has also urged owners of these models to take action and avoid driving the vehicles until the issue is resolved.
At RPM Motorsport, we take your safety seriously, and we strongly advise our customers to check if their vehicles are affected by this recall. You can visit BMW's website (www.bmwusa.com/safety-and-emission-recalls.html) or call BMW customer relations at (866) 835-8615 to verify if your vehicle is affected. NHTSA also has a recall look up tool on its website, you can find it here (www.nhtsa.gov/recalls). We encourage you to take swift action to ensure your safety and that of your passengers.
Thank you for choosing RPM Motorsport.