WASHINGTON — BMW of North America is recalling 7,162 2016 BMW 5 Series sedans to fix a problem with the child-restraint anchorage system, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Included in the recall are the 2016 BMW 528i, 528i xDrive, 535i, 535i XDrive, 535d xDrive, M5, 550i xDrive and 535d sedans.
"The affected vehicles have an inboard lower anchor for child restraints on the left rear seat that may have been bent downwards, preventing the child seat from fully engaging both lower anchors," said NHTSA in its recall summary. "If the child seat is not properly attached to the lower anchors, it can increase the child's risk of injury in the event of a crash."
There are no accidents or injuries linked to the recall, BMW told federal safety regulators.
BMW dealers will inspect and, if necessary, repair the inboard lower anchor on the left rear seat. The recall is expected to begin on December 24. Owners can contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Edmunds says: Owners who use a child seat may want to contact their BMW dealers before the recall begins. Others can wait for their official recall notice and then take action.