BMW Group is launching a recall for some models of the 7 Series (F01, F02), 5 Series GT (F07) and Rolls-Royce Ghost (RR4) built between December 2011 and June 2012. An incorrectly programmed airbag sensor may cause the accelerations to be calculated incorrectly and the airbag to be triggered inadvertently.
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The owners of the vehicles affected will be informed without delay. The repair (carried out at a BMW Partner) will take approximately three hours and is free of charge for the customer. The affected customers will be provided with an alternative mobility service.
As a result of a software error in the production of a sensor at the supplier, incorrect data is sent to the airbag control unit in a longitudinal front-end or rather rear-end collision. This can result in the airbag not deploying safely.
The vehicles affected are approximately 33,600 7 Series, 5 Series GT and Rolls-Royce Ghost cars built from 12/2011 to 06/2012. Furthermore, a faulty replacement part was fitted in approximately 650 vehicles. These cars are also covered by the recall.
Customers can find out whether their vehicle is affected by contacting a BMW Service Partner or check directly by entering their vehicle’s chassis number at the following website: