Air Bag Recall Widens to Include BMWs – GM Makes Recalls Also

A widespread air bag recall announced last month affecting 3.3 million Hondas, Toyotas, and Nissans has been broadened to include BMW as well.

BMW has announced that they will recall approximately 42,000 of its 2002-3 3 series models because a passenger side air bag defect could send shards of metal into the passenger compartment. Gee, that sounds pretty unsafe.

Another recall announced, General Motors has announced that it will recall about 43,000 2012-13 vehicles with its eAssis fuel-economy system for a control module problem that could cause engine stalling and trunk fires. The recall covers the 2012-13 Buick LaCrosse and Regal and the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco with eAssist, a mild hybrid setup that stops and starts the engine in an effort to save fuel. There have been two reports of fire to date.