BMW of North America – ECU May Disable Audible Warning Signal/FMVSS 208

BMW of North America (BMW) is recalling certain 2020 BMW 745e xDrive vehicles. A software error in the electronic control unit (ECU) may disable the audible warning signal for an unbelted driver to fasten their seat belt. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”

Affected models:

Report Received Date 20190812
NHTSA ID 19V589000
Consequence Summary Without an audible warning, the driver may forget to buckle the seat belt, increasing their risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Corrective Action BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the ECU software, free of charge. The recall began October 11, 2019. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Recall Code NR (Not Reported)
Potentially Affected 173
Fire Risk When Parked No
Do Not Drive No
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