BMW Group has announced a recall, as it needs to replace an airbag sensor. Several of their models and sister automobile companies are affected by this safety recall. Approximately 33,600 four-wheelers or more could be affected by this recall from BMW Group.
The BMW 7 Series, BMW 5 Series GT, and Rolls-Royce Ghost built during December 2011 to June 2012 have the faulty airbag sensor. BMW Group, further confirms that a faulty replacement part was fixed to roughly 650 vehicles as well.
A software error is present in the airbag sensor, which provides incorrect data. There is a possibility that airbags will not be deployed safely. BMW Group confirms that this airbag sensor is a sourced part and was not manufactured by themselves.
Vehicle owners will be personally contacted by BMW Group, explaining the recall. Repair and replacement will be carried out free of cost and an alternate mobility service will be offered. Technicians will require approximately three hours to carry out repair/replacement of the sensor.
As of now, it is unclear if BMW India would also have to recall CBU (Completely Built Unit) models. The aforementioned models with faulty airbag sensor could have been imported to India as well. Stay tuned for more clarity if BMW India models are also affected by the recall.