Guys -- I'm totally freaking out about this.While the airbags may have several defects, the big recall addresses degraded propellant that generates the gas. Heat and moisture hurt it, with some consideration to how often hot, humid air is draw into the bag assembly (say, by changes in temperature). So if the car lived in southern Florida all its life, that's a bigger concern than dry Nevada. The mixed-weather mid-Atlantic states aren't a huge concern at the 5-year point. I believe replacements are being allocated somehow in recognition of this relative risk.
Of course, probability is one thing, and having your wife or kid in the adjacent seat is another.
Ray Shroeder was my SA for the E63 when I brought her in for a 4 year service. (I had purchased the car CPO there). At 22k miles, he did not try to sell me anything that the car didn't need. I had to twist his arm to get him to do a transmission fluid and filter change, which is due per the manual due to the 4yr mark. (Unfortunately this basically doubled my cost). If it weren't for budget constraints I would go back to him in a heartbeat. Nowadays I DIY....Finally our 2008 C350 (my son driving it now) the TAKATA air bag was replaced by FJ MB (Newport Beach CA) 2 weeks ago. He got the air bag replaced FREE, but the car need service B + CEL is on (they replaced the solenoid), total for the bill is almost $1K, but for the recall (after 5 years) it is done. I feel a lot better...after waiting for a long time for this recall...to be done with.