BMW was recalling about 1.6 million cars worldwide to replace passenger-side front air bags made by Takata because they could break apart during deployment and injure passengers, the German car maker said yesterday. The recall affects 3-Series vehicles produced between May 1999 and August 2006. Spokesman Dave Buchko said the recall was a precautionary measure as BMW was not aware of the fault causing any accidents or injuries.

More than 12 million vehicles have been recalled over the past five years for related issues with Takata air bags. – Reuters