BMW recalls 7 Series models due to airbag issue

7-series | April 14th, 2016 by 3
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BMW is recalling its new 2016 7 Series due to a potential airbag deployment issue, the company said on Thursday. Airbags in 26,000 cars produced …

BMW is recalling its new 2016 7 Series due to a potential airbag deployment issue, the company said on Thursday. Airbags in 26,000 cars produced before Dec. 11, 2015 may have a defective airbag control module. BMW says there have been no known cases of faulty deployments.

“It is purely a precautionary measure,” a BMW spokesman said. The supplier of the affected airbag parts to BMW was Continental. In the U.S., BMW will recall 6,110 models across all variants – 740Li, 750Li, and 750Li xDrive.  In Germany, 2,600 cars are impacted and in China 4,700 cars will be recalled, BMW said.

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In the United States, owners will receive letters in May about the recall. The fix, for which customers will not be charged, will take up to four hours at a dealership.

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