NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Almost a million and a half driver-side airbags are being recalled after investigators found a new defect that could cause them to malfunction.

The defect involving Takata air bags has allegedly already led to one death in Australia.

READ MORE: Events Across NYC Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

More than 116,000 BMW 3-Series cars from the 1999 to 2001 model years are included in the recall.

READ MORE: Students In Seton Hall Leadership Program Carry On Principles Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

BMW says about 8,000 of those are definitely faulty and the cars should not be driven.

A previous Takata defect led to at least 24 deaths and hundreds of injuries.

MORE NEWS: 15-Year-Old Girl Killed In Suspected Hit-And-Run On Brooklyn Street

The company is now bankrupt.