2016 BMW 7 Series Recalled for Airbag Control Module Flaw | Edmunds

2016 BMW 7 Series Recalled for Airbag Control Module Flaw


WASHINGTON BMW of North America is recalling 6,110 2016 BMW 740Li, 750Li and 750Lxi sedans because of a defective airbag control module, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"The affected vehicles have an airbag control module that may randomly reset due to an electrical short circuit as a result of residual metallic particles from the manufacturing process," NHTSA said in its recall summary. "In the event of a crash while the airbag module is resetting, the airbags may not deploy, increasing the risk of occupant injury."

There are no reports of injuries or fatalities linked to the recall, BMW told federal safety regulators. As of March 14, there were two warranty claims associated with this issue.

A delivery stop on the affected cars has been ordered by BMW.

The recalled cars were built from July 1, 2015 to December 11, 2015.

BMW dealers will replace the airbag control module. The recall is expected to begin on May 16. Owners can contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

Edmunds says: Dealers are waiting for parts in this recall. If you have an immediate concern, it's best to contact your dealer now.

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