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Old 09-17-2014, 07:48 AM   #21
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I thought I read somewhere that this issue has been around for like 10 years....

Doesn't really matter for me right now anyway. Still have to finish drilling out the bolt I snapped in the hub carrier and figure out a way to rig up a new ball joint boot to replace the one I tore getting the carrier off the car.
For what it's worth, the control arms are probably trash anyway.
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Old 09-17-2014, 02:14 PM   #22
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I thought you said it was late 2012 that BMW found out about the issue?
Yes. The April 13th letter was a follow-up letter to Takata's previous letters. It just added a paragraph saying that they found a 3rd reason (operators were turning off the "auto-reject" test feature) for problems, in addition to the two earlier reasons (employees in one plant leaving propellants on the floor where they got damp, and equipment in another plant not compressing the propellant charges correctly).
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Old 07-22-2015, 03:14 AM   #23
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Some of the driver's airbags were recalled previously. I'm hoping that they will recall the rest.
If you wait long enough, that will happen. Got the driver's side recall notice today, complete with the "at the present time, we do not have parts available" note. It only took from September 2014 to May 2015 for them to get the parts for the passenger airbag - I wonder if this will also be an 8 month wait.

Maybe I should just wait for the recall airbags to be recalled - after all, according to Takata, they don't know what the problem was - they just said to the car manufacturers "here, have some more".

I don't see how an airbag company that had its entire production for the last N years recalled, and has to provide free replacements to the manufacturers, can stay in business. Aside from several years of profits vanishing, why would anyone use them for future products?
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Old 07-22-2015, 08:01 AM   #24
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I have that notice for two cars now.
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Old 02-05-2016, 07:42 AM   #25
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5.7 million cars. Holy cow.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/...-bags-36730044
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Old 02-05-2016, 08:48 AM   #26
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The BMW dealer pretty much just laughed at me when I inquired about getting the airbag replacement. :/
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Old 02-05-2016, 10:12 AM   #27
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I have gotten two notices, both say they will contact me when they have parts.
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Old 02-05-2016, 12:00 PM   #28
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The BMW dealer pretty much just laughed at me when I inquired about getting the airbag replacement. :/
Same boat.
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Old 02-05-2016, 12:02 PM   #29
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Same boat.
Query whether it's safer to just disable the thing? Probably not.
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Old 03-25-2016, 04:10 PM   #30
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BMW requested (and got) an extension which allows then to not have all of the replacement airbags available for installation until May 31, 2017 with all of them installed not later than May 31, 2020.
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