BMW and Rolls-Royce cars recalled over air-bag issue

Just less than 100 BMW 5 Series/7 Series and Rolls-Royce Ghost vehicles affected…

A recall of some BMW 5 Series, BMW 7 Series and Rolls-Royce Ghost cars sold in Australia in 2012 is under underway after a possible airbag fault was identified.

The recall is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and involves vehicles sold from the 1st of January 2012 to the 31st of December 2012.

Is your BMW/Rolls-Royce affected? Check your VIN here.

The recall notice advises that if the vehicle is involved in a frontal or rear-end collision, the crash data may not be evaluated correctly by the vehicles airbag central sensor.

This may lead to the passive restraint systems (front airbags and seat belt tensioners) not being activated.

What are the hazards?

It is possible that the front seat occupants seat belt pre-tensioners, and the front drivers and passenger’s airbags may not deploy.

If this was to occur, it may lead to an increased risk of injury for vehicle occupants.

Affected owners should contact an authorised BMW motor vehicle service centre, or call the BMW Group Customer Interaction Centre on 1800 813 299.

Contact can also be made through the BMW Australia website.

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