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.

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

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.

The company is now bankrupt.


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