BMW Recall: Child Seat Anchor Flaw

Published 2 years ago — by Lisa Federico

Now Hear This! BMW Recall

Now Hear This! BMW Recall
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BMW, N.A. has issued a recall of approximately 7,162 vehicles due to a possible child safety flaw with the child seat anchors.

Which BMW models are affected by the recall?

2016 5 Series sedans, including 528i, 528i xDrive, 535d, 535d xDrive, 535i, 535i xDrive, 550i, 550i xDrive, and M5.

What causes the child seat anchor flaw?

BMW discovered a downward bend in the inboard lower anchor for child seats on the left rear seat, during a vehicle audit at the factory. This makes it difficult for the seat to latch correctly, thus putting the child occupant at risk for injury.

Are there any known accidents attributed to the defect?

At this time, BMW is not aware of any accidents or injuries due to the related problem.

What do I do if my car is one of those affected?

BMW will begin notifying all owners affected by the recall on December 24, 2015. BMW will inspect the anchors and will repair those affected, free of charge.

If your BMW is part of this recall and you have not been notified, call your local, independent BMW repair shop to schedule an appointment to have your BMW checked and serviced for the defect.


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