The Emergency Locking Retractors (ELR) within the front seat belt assemblies may have been produced with incompatible vehicle-sensitive locking mechanism housings.
The recall is expected to begin October 9, 2017.
Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
DELIVERY STOP AND RECALL 17V-XXX REPLACE BOTH FRONT SEAT BELTS
|F33 (4 Series Convertible)||F83 (M4 Convertible)|
Approximately 67 vehicles are affected by this recall.
Vehicles in dealer inventory are affected by this recall/stop. Vehicles which are affected will show the campaign as “Open” when checked either in AIR or ISPA Next. Once the Warranty Vehicle Inquiry system is updated on Saturday, August 12, 2017, it will display the same information. The affected vehicles will be identified with the comment: STOP012465 B720517 Recall: Do not retail or deliver.
We will be sending affected VINs in your inventory to the DCSnet To Do List. As a reminder, we are including VINs that have been retailed as a Service Loaner or Sales Demo.
This bulletin will be updated with Q&A, repair instructions, parts and warranty information when it becomes available
View PDF attachment B720517 Recall Notice.
View PDF attachment STOP012465 VIN List.
View PDF attachment 2017-BMW-MY18-F33-83-ELR-QA-16Aug2017.
SAFETY RECALL NOTICE
To: All Center Operators, Sales Managers, Service Manager, Parts Manager and Warranty Processor
RE: Delivery Stop & Recall 17V-XXX: Replace Both Front Seat Belts B72 05 17
Owners will be notified by First Class mail about the Recall and will be instructed to bring their vehicles in for a free repair when parts are available.
Please be reminded that it is a violation of federal law (The Safety Act) for you to sell, lease or deliver any new motor vehicle covered by this notification until the recall repair has been performed. This means that centers may not legally deliver new motor vehicles to consumers until they are fixed or use/sell replacement equipment/parts subject to this recall. Note also that substantial civil penalties apply to violations of the Safety Act.
Also, you should not sell, lease or deliver any Certified Pre-Owned or used vehicles subject to a safety recall until the repair is completed.
Please follow any special instructions that we provide to you for the return or disposition of recall parts.
We appreciate all your assistance with this Recall.
|Q1.||Which BMW Group models in the US are potentially affected by this Safety Recall?|
|Q2.||What is the specific issue?
This safety recall involves the safety belt assemblies on one (or both) of the front seats. The assemblies contain a vehicle-sensitive locking mechanism and a belt-sensitive locking mechanism. In a crash of sufficient severity, these mechanisms lock the belt. Due to a safety belt supplier production error, the vehicle-sensitive locking mechanism may not function.
|Q3.||What can happen as a result of this issue?
In a crash of sufficient severity, the vehicle-sensitive locking mechanism may not function. However, the belt-sensitive locking mechanism remains fully functional.
|Q3a.||If one belt locking function works, what is the need for the Safety Recall?
The Safety Recall is being conducted to provide a fully functional safety belt assembly.
|Q4.||How did BMW Group become aware of this issue?
BMW Group became aware of this issue through its quality control procedures.
|Q5.||Why are other BMW Group vehicles not included in this Safety Recall?
Vehicles were produced with safety belt assemblies produced to specification.
|Q6.||Can I determine if this issue exists in my vehicle?
|Q7.||Can I continue to drive my vehicle?
Yes. However, when you receive a letter asking you to have this recall performed by an authorized BMW center, please do so as soon as possible. If you are not the only driver of this vehicle, please advise all other drivers of this important information.
|Q8.||How will my vehicle be repaired?
The safety belt will be inspected and, if necessary, replaced.
|Q9.||Is BMW Group aware of any accidents, injuries, or fires involving these BMW Group vehicles associated with this Safety Recall?
|Q10.||How will I be informed of this Safety Recall?
You will receive a phone call, and in October a letter via First Class, advising you of this recall and to immediately schedule an appointment with an authorized BMW center to have this recall performed. You can locate your nearest authorized BMW center at www.bmwusa.com/dealers.
To ensure BMW has your most recent contact and vehicle information, please register your vehicle at www.bmwusa.com/myBMW. Registration is free, and will give you access to factory initiated campaigns and other information specific to your BMW.
|Q11.||How long will the repair take?
This repair will take approximately 1 hour; however, additional time may be required depending upon your BMW center’s schedule. The repair will be performed free of charge by your authorized BMW center.
|Q12.||Do I have to wait for my letter to have my vehicle serviced?
Yes. We are in the process of implementing this program to ensure that the necessary parts, tools and procedures are available, prior to contacting you to schedule your vehicle to have this recall performed. For the latest updates to this recall, please visit www.bmwusa.com/recall.
|Publish Date: From: Expiration Date:||August 25, 2017
National Automotive SalesOctober 31, 2017
|DCSnet Message Important|
|Subject:||MY18 4 Series Convertible Delivery Delay (F33 and F83)|
DELIVERY DELAY FOR MY18 4 SERIES CONVERTIBLE (F33 and F83)
Approximately 1200 MY18 4 Series Convertibles (F33 and F83) have been placed on delivery stop due to an issue with the front driver and passenger seat belts. See attached VDC Service Information bulletin 17B49 for more information.
Repairs will be prioritized in the following order:
- Retailed vehicles
- Customer sold in dealer inventory
- Customer sold at the VDC
- Stock in dealer inventory
- Stock at the VDC.
Please communicate your most pressing customer issues to your Regional Distribution teams and we will do our best to prioritize those customers.
Repairs will begin early to mid-September and continue through October as parts become available. National Automotive Sales
|Recipients:||BMW Passenger Cars, CC-All
BMW Passenger Cars, All Offerings, All Regions, All Areas, All Departments, All Personnel
|Safety Belts and Accessories (Body) 17B49||August, 2017
REPLACE BOTH FRONT SEAT BELTS
F33 4 Series Convertible
F83 M4 Convertible
The restraining function of the seat belts may not be adequate in case of heavy braking.
The seat belts may have a manufacturing error.
Replace both front seat belts.
|07 14 7 122 476||Fillister head screw||2|
|07 14 9 148 299||Fillister head screw||2|
|07 14 9 321 690||Fillister head screw||10|
|07 14 9 156 955||Fillister head screw||4|
|72 11 7 318 345||Upper belt front left black||1|
|72 11 7 318 346||Upper belt front right black||1|
|72 11 7 318 347||Upper belt front left Veneto beige||1|
|72 11 7 318 348||Upper belt front right Veneto beige||1|
|Only if required|
|07 14 7 398 148||Tilting captive nut||2|
|41 00 7 243 852||Fillister head screw||2|
|72 11 6 985 527||Socket head cap screw with shoulder||2|
Defect Code: 00 72 90 01 00
|Labor Operation:||Labor Allowance:||Description:|
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*- Data is not available yet. It will be added as soon as it becomes available.