BMW recalls over 300 new 7 series/i7 vehicles in the US due to issues with the front seats

BMW recalls 300+ new 7 series/i7 vehicles in the US due to front seat issues

【PhoneAuto News】After experiencing the recall of BMW iX last week, the German automaker once again faces the fate of recalling its vehicles.

BMW i7

According to the news released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the United States, BMW announced the recall of some of its models. It is understood that the recall involves a total of 318 vehicles, including 289 2023 740i and 760i xDrive produced from November 30, 2022 to January 18, 2023, and 29 2023 i7 xDrive60 produced from December 6, 2022 to December 19, 2022.

It is reported that the reason for this recall is that the front seat of these vehicles has problems. The recall notice shows that the seat length adjustment system of these vehicles may not be welded according to specifications. In some collisions, the structural integrity of the seat may not be maintained, which may increase the risk of injury. BMW found in a technical development test of some models in early May that the seat moved in an “unusual way” during the test, which triggered an engineering investigation. After conducting an investigation with the supplier Boge, the supplier pointed out that its production process had some fluctuations, which resulted in insufficient welding of the valve seat length adjustment system.

BMW i7

BMW is not yet clear about other accidents or injuries related to this issue. It will notify affected vehicle owners from July 31 and instruct them to drive the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. If necessary, the dealer will replace the front seat structure.

Just recently, BMW also recalled more than 10,000 iX vehicles in the United States due to the risk of cruise control system misoperation. In early June, BMW also conducted a wave of recalls in China, involving a total of 99 electric vehicles including i3, iX3, i7, and iX.

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