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57,000 BMWs in U.S. to Be Recalled: German car maker BMW will recall many of its 1993 and 1994 3-series models because the cars don't meet a U.S. safety standard for crash tests, the federal government said. A total of 57,000 325i sedans and 325is coupes are involved. The recall does not include 325i convertibles, any 318 models or the 1995 M3. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said one of the BMWs involved failed a crash test. It said a test dummy not wearing a seat belt suffered higher forces on its chest than is permitted by federal safety standards. And, the agency said, a passenger-side mannequin, also unbelted, suffered higher-than-allowable forces on its left leg.

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