The Problem: The luxury sedans have an airbag control module that could randomly reset because of an electrical short. If a driver has an accident while the system is resetting, then the airbags might not deploy.
Injuries/Deaths: None reported.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the air bag control module.
If You Own One: The recall will begin on May 16.
Report Receipt Date: MAR 25, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V173000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,110
All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
BMW 740LI 2016
BMW 750LI 2016
BMW 750LXI 2016
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2016 740Li, 750Li, and 750Lxi vehicles manufactured July 1, 2015, to December 11, 2015. The affected vehicles have an air bag control module that may randomly reset due to an electrical short circuit as a result of residual metallic particles from the manufacturing process.
In the event of a crash while the air bag module is resetting, the air bags may not deploy, increasing the risk of occupant injury.
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag control module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 16, 2016. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.