But how bad is the situation?
If you happen to drive a 2014-2016 Mini Cooper S two-door or four-door, 2015-2016 John Cooper Works Mini Cooper or the 2014-2015 BMW i3, we have some bad news. BMW of North America is recalling over 6,000 of these models. The German automaker states that the front passenger frontal airbag may not deploy properly in low speed crashes due to an error in manufacturing. This can lead to accidents with larger risks of injury for passengers sitting in the front seat...obviously.
It's fortunate that it's not that many cars that have been affected compared to the 34 million cars that were caught up in the Takata airbag controversy. The recall number is also relatively small compared to the 1.6 million BMW 3 Series that were recalled for the same issue just last year or the 1.3 million 5 and 6 Series that were recalled a few years earlier.