Takata Airbag Recall.

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Selling of Vehicles with an Active Recall

You must not sell a vehicle that is under an active recall. You must check the VIN and other recall information for each second-hand vehicle in your possession in order to find out if the vehicle is under active recall or is subject to a future recall. You can determine the recall status using the Recall Status Tool. Any vehicle with an affected airbag MUST have the airbag replaced before the vehicle is sold.



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Salvage - Affected Takata airbags

BMW has engaged Auto Recyclers Association of Australia (ARAA) for its recovery program of affected BMW Takata airbags from auto recyclers, scrap metal dealers and second hand part sellers across Australia.

Under the compulsory recall, it is illegal to sell or supply affected airbags in trade or commerce. Best endeavours must be used to identify affected airbags. For affected airbags found in your possession, auto recyclers and salvage yards can receive compensation for the time removing affected airbags and providing the required documentation for their recovery.  Details are available at http://www.takatarecovery.com.


Independent second-hand vehicle dealers, auction houses and suppliers of spare parts must ensure they meet the requirements of the Takata Airbag Recall.
The full details are contained in the  Consumer Goods (Motor Vehicles with Affected Takata Airbag Inflators and Specified Spare parts) Recall Notice 2018
The ACCC has provided guidance documents for the key requirements.

This table gives a general overview of BMW vehicles affected by active and future Takata Airbag Recalls. Please use the VIN tool to confirm if your vehicle is affected.

BMW 1 SERIES 2004 - 2017
BMW 2 SERIES 2013 - 2017
BMW 3 SERIES 1997 - 2017
BMW 4 SERIES 2013 - 2017
BMW 5 SERIES 1999 - 2003
2013 - 2017
BMW 6 SERIES 2013 - 2017
BMW M2, M3 & M4 2014 - 2017
BMW M5 2013 - 2017
BMW M6 2012 - 2017
BMW X1 2009 - 2016
BMW X3 2004 - 2010
2015 - 2017
BMW X4 2015 - 2017
BMW X5 1999 - 2003
2006 - 2017
BMW X6 2006 - 2017
BMW X5M & X6M 2014 - 2017


Determining uncompleted recalls for a vehicle


For the latest recall status of a vehicle, please use the Recall Status Tool.

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