2020 BMW 745E - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE | SEAT BELTS
BMW of North America, LLC (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."
HazardWithout an audible warning, the driver may forget to buckle the seat belt, increasing their risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Consumer ActionBMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the ECU software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 4, 2019. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.