BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   7Post - 7 Series Forum > BMW 7-Series Forums > General 7-series (G11) Discussions

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-15-2016, 11:11 AM   #1
Jason
Administrator
Jason's Avatar
United_States
25725
Rep
20,251
Posts

Drives: F80 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

BMW Recalls 7 Series Due to Air Bag Issue

BIMMERPOST NEWS
BMW Recalls 7 Series Due to Air Bag Issue
25
COMMENTS

BMW AG is recalling its new flagship 7-series luxury limousine due to a potential air bag deployment issue, the company said on Thursday.

Airbags in 26,000 cars produced before Dec. 11, 2015 may have a defective air bag control module, the company said, adding that there have been no known cases of faulty deployments.

"It is purely a precautionary measure," a BMW spokesman said, adding that so far 47,000 vehicles of its new 7-series have been produced.

The supplier of the affected air bag parts to BMW was Continental AG (CONG.DE).

In a filing posted on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday morning, BMW said the recall will affect 6,110 vehicles in the U.S. market.

In the United States, affected vehicles are from the 2016 model year including 740Li, 750Li, and 750 Lxi.

In Germany, 2,600 cars are impacted and in China 4,700 cars will be recalled, BMW said.

In the United States, owners will receive letters in May about the recall. The fix, for which customers will not be charged, will take up to four hours at a dealership.

via Reuters

Appreciate 0
      04-15-2016, 11:34 AM   #2
infamousq
Captain
infamousq's Avatar
United_States
152
Rep
800
Posts

Drives: 2018 Ford Raptor
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Kobra Headquarters

iTrader: (0)

Well that didn't take long
__________________
2015 M5 Imola Red/ Black Full Merino Leather Comp, Exec, Driver Packages, Bang & Olufsen, CCB, USB, and Nike Imola Red Cortez shoes to match the car.
Appreciate 0
      04-15-2016, 11:40 AM   #3
Bmw doubles
Dream crusher
Bmw doubles's Avatar
United_States
909
Rep
2,422
Posts

Drives: Fast
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: westside

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 535  [0.00]
I bet the 7 series are still amazingly safe even without airbags.
__________________
535i MIssion Performance, PS2, Helix HPFP Kit, Wagner FMIC, Spec 3 clutch, Steel SMF, Wolf Racing CP, UUC SSK, GFB dv, SprintBooster, Custom Dynomax Exhaust, M5 Sways, Eibach OE Springs, Koni Sports Adjustable, Custom Short Ram CAI

IG: @bmwdoubles
Appreciate 1
      04-15-2016, 11:50 AM   #4
IndotagSwizz
Major
IndotagSwizz's Avatar
441
Rep
1,136
Posts

Drives: F30 320i
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Miami

iTrader: (0)

Watch the excuses pour out now...
__________________
Appreciate 2
      04-15-2016, 12:04 PM   #5
TheBingoBalls
Brigadier General
TheBingoBalls's Avatar
Canada
1324
Rep
3,570
Posts

Drives: BMW
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by IndotagSwizz View Post
Watch the excuses pour out now...
What excuses? A recall is a recall. Nothing BMW could have really done unless they knew Continental AG was providing shoddy parts. Outside of tires, I've had poor experiences with their automotive safety systems. I had to replace two sets (four in total) of radar sensors for my ML because they kept failing even with a revision to the part.

With today's cars and with everything that has happened over the last year or two, doesn't matter what car, German, Japanese, American, I don't think anyone is surprised to see a recall happen.
Appreciate 3
      04-15-2016, 12:07 PM   #6
IndotagSwizz
Major
IndotagSwizz's Avatar
441
Rep
1,136
Posts

Drives: F30 320i
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Miami

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheBingoBalls
Quote:
Originally Posted by IndotagSwizz View Post
Watch the excuses pour out now...
What excuses? A recall is a recall. Nothing BMW could have really done unless they knew Continental AG was providing shoddy parts. Outside of tires, I've had poor experiences with their automotive safety systems. I had to replace two sets (four in total) of radar sensors for my ML because they kept failing even with a revision to the part.

With today's cars and with everything that has happened over the last year or two, doesn't matter what car, German, Japanese, American, I don't think anyone is surprised to see a recall happen.
Exactly my point
__________________
Appreciate 2
      04-15-2016, 12:29 PM   #7
jcoop269
Private First Class
41
Rep
149
Posts

Drives: 2010 e82 n52
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Sewickley, PA

iTrader: (-1)

Garage List
The air bags have been recalled on a ton of cars recently, not just the 7. Got a letter 2 weeks ago for a recall on my 128.
Appreciate 0
      04-15-2016, 12:51 PM   #8
MDIVISION
Major
United_States
261
Rep
1,182
Posts

Drives: 2015 M3
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Silicon Valley

iTrader: (1)

This is just a module issue which is available for replacement.

The actual airbag crisis is a different story

Its estimates the whole takata airbag issue will take 12 years to resolve
__________________
2002 E46 M3 Coupe.. SOLD
2011 BMW 1M Coupe SOLD
2013 BMW M3 Coupe SOLD
2014 BMW 335i MPPK SOLD
2015 M3 SOLD
Appreciate 0
      04-15-2016, 12:54 PM   #9
M3 Adjuster
Banned
Albania
7837
Rep
11,819
Posts

Drives: 1M, X1 M Sport, E46 325ic
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Dallas, Tx

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by IndotagSwizz
Watch the excuses pour out now...
You have no point.

Please educate yourself.

see Takata airbags.

They avoided the supplier with known issues and it looks like another supplier has chosen to recall their products.

The only " excuse " here is "its life in the big city"
Appreciate 1
      04-15-2016, 02:12 PM   #10
BMWrules7
Lieutenant Colonel
261
Rep
1,688
Posts

Drives: 2015, 740 LdX, Alpine White
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Boston Area

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheBingoBalls
Quote:
Originally Posted by IndotagSwizz View Post
Watch the excuses pour out now...
What excuses? A recall is a recall. Nothing BMW could have really done unless they knew Continental AG was providing shoddy parts. Outside of tires, I've had poor experiences with their automotive safety systems. I had to replace two sets (four in total) of radar sensors for my ML because they kept failing even with a revision to the part.

With today's cars and with everything that has happened over the last year or two, doesn't matter what car, German, Japanese, American, I don't think anyone is surprised to see a recall happen.
"Nothing BMW could have done?"

It's this kind of thinking that will derail the future progress in technology management.
Appreciate 0
      04-15-2016, 02:17 PM   #11
BaLLzZz
Colonel
BaLLzZz's Avatar
United_States
103
Rep
2,296
Posts

Drives: e92 335i
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: NYC

iTrader: (5)

Yup, just "Control Module" Not actual airbags Takata or another manufacturer.

Parts have just hit some port and dealer priority 1 vehicles.

Customers(who already own) will be called in shortly for there fixes.

Annoying but better to be safe than sorry.
__________________
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. - Albert Einstein

01 e46 m54 - Current : 14 f10 n26 - Boring & Gone : 15 f30 n26 - Current : 08 e92 n54 - Gone & Missed!!!
Appreciate 0
      04-15-2016, 02:27 PM   #12
TheBry
Major
TheBry's Avatar
United_States
126
Rep
1,018
Posts

Drives: 2016 G12 750i xDrive
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Francisco, California

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by M3 Adjuster View Post
You have no point.

Please educate yourself.

see Takata airbags.

They avoided the supplier with known issues and it looks like another supplier has chosen to recall their products.

The only " excuse " here is "its life in the big city"
Bingo. And, for the record, dealerships have been holding back cars that are affected by this issue for weeks. And it's not a "massive" recall by any means, given it only affects early-build G11 / G12. Anything ordered after December 2015 is golden.
__________________

Past: 2008 M3 (E93) naturally aspirated V8 realness!
Past: 2012 740Li (F02) M-Sport (European Delivery)
Present: 2016 750i (G12) M-Sport
Appreciate 0
      04-15-2016, 02:44 PM   #13
TheBingoBalls
Brigadier General
TheBingoBalls's Avatar
Canada
1324
Rep
3,570
Posts

Drives: BMW
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by BMWrules7 View Post
"Nothing BMW could have done?"

It's this kind of thinking that will derail the future progress in technology management.
There really isn't unless Continental wants to invite car companies to get involved in the R&D and testing of the hardware. The only thing BMW can do is do a recall and show goodwill towards those that are affected. If BMW can't trust or has to worry, what's the point of going third-party to a supplier who is supposed to be the expert? If BMW has to get deeply involved, they might as well design and manufacture the components themselves.

At the end of the day, s--t happens. You can't blame BMW for something they have absolutely no control over. The only time you could be up in arms with BMW is if they don't handle the recall in a satisfactory way, everything else is up to Continental to fix.
Appreciate 1
      04-15-2016, 04:04 PM   #14
fulltilt444
Private First Class
21
Rep
126
Posts

Drives: 09 E90 335xi
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Connecticut

iTrader: (0)

Right. Recalls are a good thing, from one point of view... It shows they are proactive about known problems, and unfortunately, nothing is 100% perfect in manufacturing.
Appreciate 1
      04-15-2016, 04:13 PM   #15
M3 Adjuster
Banned
Albania
7837
Rep
11,819
Posts

Drives: 1M, X1 M Sport, E46 325ic
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Dallas, Tx

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheBingoBalls
Quote:
Originally Posted by BMWrules7 View Post
"Nothing BMW could have done?"

It's this kind of thinking that will derail the future progress in technology management.
There really isn't unless Continental wants to invite car companies to get involved in the R&D and testing of the hardware. The only thing BMW can do is do a recall and show goodwill towards those that are affected. If BMW can't trust or has to worry, what's the point of going third-party to a supplier who is supposed to be the expert? If BMW has to get deeply involved, they might as well design and manufacture the components themselves.

At the end of the day, s--t happens. You can't blame BMW for something they have absolutely no control over. The only time you could be up in arms with BMW is if they don't handle the recall in a satisfactory way, everything else is up to Continental to fix.

Exactly ...

It's unfortunate that the great unwashed likely still will blame BMW ...
Appreciate 0
      04-15-2016, 04:26 PM   #16
C5 FOR
First Lieutenant
168
Rep
378
Posts

Drives: G05 xDrive30d Mineral White
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Edinburgh

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by M3 Adjuster
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheBingoBalls
Quote:
Originally Posted by BMWrules7 View Post
"Nothing BMW could have done?"

It's this kind of thinking that will derail the future progress in technology management.
There really isn't unless Continental wants to invite car companies to get involved in the R&D and testing of the hardware. The only thing BMW can do is do a recall and show goodwill towards those that are affected. If BMW can't trust or has to worry, what's the point of going third-party to a supplier who is supposed to be the expert? If BMW has to get deeply involved, they might as well design and manufacture the components themselves.

At the end of the day, s--t happens. You can't blame BMW for something they have absolutely no control over. The only time you could be up in arms with BMW is if they don't handle the recall in a satisfactory way, everything else is up to Continental to fix.

Exactly ...

It's unfortunate that the great unwashed likely still will blame BMW ...
"the great unwashed"

Are you really that delusional??
Appreciate 0
      04-15-2016, 08:04 PM   #17
Bosozoku
Almost completely sane
Bosozoku's Avatar
United_States
661
Rep
1,043
Posts

Drives: '17 M2, '00 S2000
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: SF Bay Area

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason View Post
... BMW AG is recalling its new flagship 7-series luxury limousine due to a potential air bag deployment issue, the company said on Thursday. ...
I wonder if the airbag went off in this 7-Series prototype (and the police van):



Full post: http://www.7post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1110095
__________________
'17 BMW M2 (BSM 6MT Exec CarPlay, TechnicPnP ASD bypass, IND M Perf shift knob + keyhole cover, Pedal Haus pedals + heel plate, 3M CR90 tint, BavSound Ghost woofers, Rogue Engineering strut tower brace, Dinan midpipe, Turner intercooler)
'00 Honda S2000 (Silverstone Metallic, black leather, factory titanium shift knob + front lip + trunk spoiler, front shock tower brace, front subframe x-brace)
Appreciate 0
      04-16-2016, 01:46 AM   #18
TheVazha
Captain
396
Rep
818
Posts

Drives: X5Mmmkay.
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bmw doubles
I bet the 7 series are still amazingly safe even without airbags.
Hahahahahaha
__________________
Appreciate 0
      04-16-2016, 06:17 AM   #19
B///MWGuy
Second Lieutenant
54
Rep
231
Posts

Drives: 2019 X5 xDrive40i
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: California

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by M3 Adjuster View Post
You have no point.

Please educate yourself.

see Takata airbags.

They avoided the supplier with known issues and it looks like another supplier has chosen to recall their products.

The only " excuse " here is "its life in the big city"
Cough... 2006-2011 X5, 3 series, 5 series mass recall and resale prohibited Cough...

But seriously.. Whats with these airbag companies???
And damn BMW for not fixing my airbag asap... I dont feel safe driving it and I cant even sell it!!!!
Appreciate 0
      04-16-2016, 07:12 AM   #20
BEMR
Colonel
BEMR's Avatar
United_States
958
Rep
2,707
Posts

Drives: 15 M4
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Murrieta, CA (Home of Ricky Fowler)

iTrader: (0)

130 years of auto manufacturing, and now were worried about airbags.
__________________
Got It: F82 2015 M4 Alpine White / Silverstone

With integrity nothing else matters, without integrity nothing else matters.
Appreciate 0
      04-16-2016, 07:18 AM   #21
BEMR
Colonel
BEMR's Avatar
United_States
958
Rep
2,707
Posts

Drives: 15 M4
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Murrieta, CA (Home of Ricky Fowler)

iTrader: (0)

It all always reminds me of the SNL skit they did on airbags,

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-li...-airbag/n10202
__________________
Got It: F82 2015 M4 Alpine White / Silverstone

With integrity nothing else matters, without integrity nothing else matters.
Appreciate 0
      04-16-2016, 08:11 AM   #22
clbmw
Major
577
Rep
1,482
Posts

Drives: 320d M135i
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Oh I'd heard about this, some of the early buyers had found their airbag's heated vibration massage feature wasn't working and weren't able to sleep as soundly
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:49 PM.




7post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST