Today BMW North America announced the recall of the 2016 7-Series sedan. Included with the recall is a stop-sale notice to dealerships due to an airbag control module issue. The issue impacts 6,110 740Li, 750Li and 750Lxi models built between July 1, 2015 and December 11, 2015.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) claims that the airbag control module may have metallic residue on it. Under certain conditions this residue could make its way to the module’s circuit board, causing it to short-circuit. If it short-circuits, the module would reboot causing it not to function for a short period of time. The module is manufactured by supplier Continental.
BMW is unaware of any incidents associated with this issue.