2017 Rolls-Royce Ghost (RR4) Left Front Seat Belt Replacement – Safety Recall 16V-747

October 17, 2016 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V747000

Seat Belt may Not Lock/FMVSS 209

In the event of a crash where heavy braking is applied, the Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) may activate when the occupant is more forward in the seat, possibly increasing the risk of injury.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V747

Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

Components SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected 15,455



BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i, MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper, Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S, MINI Cooper Clubman, and Cooper S Clubman, 2017 Rolls-Royce Ghost, and 2016 528i vehicles. The vehicle-sensitive locking mechanism of the seat belt Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) for the driver’s seat may not lock as designed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 209, “Seat Belt Assemblies.”



BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver’s seat belt assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 2, 2019. 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.


Check if your Rolls-Royce has a Recall


Date: May 15, 2019
Bulletin #: A 05 2019 04

Aftersales Bulletin

Ghost (RR4) Left front seat belt replacement – Safety Recall 16V-747

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 delivery stop / safety recall repair has been performed. This means that dealers may not legally deliver a new motor vehicle to a consumer until it is fixed or use/sell replacement equipment/parts subject to a delivery stop / safety recall. Note also that substantial civil penalties apply to violations of this law (The Safety Act).

Also, you should not sell, lease or deliver any Provenance (CPO) or used vehicles subject to a delivery stop / safety recall until the repair is completed.

1. Situation

A small number of Rolls-Royce Ghost models have been identified as having a potential issue  with the left hand front seat belt which may result in it not functioning correctly.

To maintain our high level of quality and customer satisfaction, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will carry out the following replacement on all affected vehicles.

Dealers should check for vehicles which are subject to this Technical Campaign using ISPA (Integrated Service Processes Application) or S-Gate.

2. Procedure

In order to replace the left front seat belt, ISTA repair instructions must be followed to ensure the correct removal and installation of interior trim components. While completing repairs in the vehicle, interior sufficient protection of trim components is required to prevent unnecessary damage.

Note: The vehicle battery must be disconnected before removal of the front seat

  • 61 20 900 Disconnecting and connecting the vehicle battery.
  • 72 11 033 Removing and installing replacing front left or right seat belt (Left seat only in this case)

Preliminary tasks;

  • 51 43 150 Removing and installing or replacing trim for left or right door pillar (bottom)
    • 51 47 … Removing and installing front door sill cover strip
    • 51 47 … Removing and installing rear door sill cover strip
    • 52 14 001 Removing and installing front seat
  • 51 43 148 Removing and installing or replacing trim for left or right door post (top)
    • 54 43 201 Removing and installing roof A-pillar trim (front)
    • 51 43 259 Removing and installing roof D-pillar trim (rear)

Installation tightening torques must be observed.

3. Parts Information

Parts must be ordered by VIN to ensure the correct part is received. We are expecting parts to be available for order beginning on or about June 10, 2019.

Please order the relevant color seat belt for each affected vehicle.

Description Part Number Qty
Upper seat belt REMA, front left (Slate) 72 11 7 382 689 1
Upper seat belt REMA, front left (Sandstone) 72 11 7 382 691 1


4. Warranty Information

Claims are subject to current warranty terms.

Defect Code 00 72 74 01 00


Labour Code Description Labour Notes
72 11 033 Removing installing or replacing left front seat belt 20 FRU Main time
72 11 533 Removing installing or replacing left front seat belt 18 FRU Plus Position


Contact Information:

If you have further questions please contact your Regional Aftersales Manager (RAM).


8 Affected Products


BMW 528I 2016
BMW X1 2016-2017
MINI COOPER 2016-2017
MINI COOPER S 2016-2017


12 Associated Documents

Non-Compliance Notice 573 Report/FMVSS 209

RCLRPT-16V747-3031.PDF 218.197KB



Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-16V747-6138.pdf 293.553KB



Recall 573 Report – AMENDMENT 2

RCLRPT-16V747-9348.PDF 216.778KB



Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Subject: BMW Recall 16V-747: Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR)

RCMN-16V747-8011.pdf 178.973KB



Miscellaneous Document

RMISC-16V747-5957.pdf 91.304KB



Recall 573 Report – Amendment 1

RCLRPT-16V747-9529.PDF 218.244KB



Recall 573 Report – Amendment 1

RCLRPT-16V747-6665.PDF 218.244KB



NHTSA Originated Correspondence

RCNOC-16V747-9045.pdf 382.377KB



Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Subject: MINI Recall 16V-747: Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR)

RCMN-16V747-5536.pdf 220.297KB



Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-16V747-8136.pdf 88.479KB



Recall 573 Report – AMENDMENT 3

RCLRPT-16V747-4681.PDF 216.485KB



Miscellaneous Document

RMISC-16V747-8136.pdf 131.53KB



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