The global recall of Takata airbags has led to another 28,577 BMW models being added to the list of vehicles that may be on Australian roads fitted with potentially dangerous airbags, says goauto.com.au.
In the latest round of notifications, examples of the first-generation E53 X5, as well as the E39 5 Series and E46 3 Series have been identified as having the potentially faulty airbag inflator module, joining the list of already recalled vehicles in Australia, which is getting close to 1 million.
BMW New Zealand say they are in the process of confirming whether or not this recall applies to BMW vehicles in New Zealand.
BMW has listed a number of their models built between January 2002 and August 2006 requiring a recall for precautionary replacement of the Takata-made airbags.
Given the age of the most recently identified vehicles, Australian owners of potentially affected models are being advised to contact BMW to see if their car needs attention.