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Recall 16V747000

Seat Belt Emergency Locking Retractor Engages Too Late

Recall Details

The driver's seat belt has an Emergency Locking Retractor that may activate when the occupant is more forward in the seat, increasing the risk of occupant injury. Dealers will replace the driver's seat belt assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) for the driver's seat belt may not engage and lock as designed, allowing the occupant to be more forward in the seat when it engages. This increases risk of occupant injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your BMW or Mini vehicle must be performed by a BMW or Mini dealership, respectively. BMW and Mini will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in July, 2019. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local BMW or Mini dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Body, Interior & Misc., October 17, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 17, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
15,455
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V747000
Component
SEAT BELTS
Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i, MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper, Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S, MINI Cooper Clubman, and Cooper S Clubman, 2017 Rolls-Royce Ghost, and 2016 528i vehicles. The vehicle-sensitive locking mechanism of the seat belt Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) for the driver's seat may not lock as designed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies."
Consequence
In the event of a crash where heavy braking is applied, the Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) may activate when the occupant is more forward in the seat, possibly increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's seat belt assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 2, 2019. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Notify
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.
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