Owners of some BMW 7 Series sedans sold late last year will be asked to return their vehicle to a dealership to have a potentially dangerous airbag fault rectified.
The ACCC recall notice advising that due to an error in the manufacturing process of the supplier, small metallic particles (stamping residue) can stick to the inside of the airbag control unit housing.
In case of excessive acceleration, for example in a crash, the particle might lift from the housing and could cause a short circuit and reset the airbag control unit.
This could increase the risk of injury to the occupants in the event of an accident requiring airbag activation.
More details on the recall are available at BMW Authorized Service Centres and the BMW Group Customer Interaction Centre on 1800 813 299.