BMW will recall 1,566 cars here amid a 220,000-vehicle global call-back because of a potential airbag fault.
The airbags were made by the same manufacturer or supplier that led to a similar but much larger (3.4 million) recall by Japanese car makers last month.
Affected BMWs in Ireland are popular 3-series models from 2002 and 2003. They are the 3-series saloon, coupe, convertible and station wagon, as well as high-performance M3 and M3 convertible versions.
The airbags for front-seat passengers are made by Takata for BMW and the other marques who recalled millions of cars last month.
They may not inflate correctly due to a defect in the propellant used to help inflate the airbag – a potential fire risk.
BMW insisted it is not aware of any injuries or accidents and will have repair parts by July.
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