BMW Issues Recall for Sedans with Bent Child Seat Anchors

BMW Issues Recall for Sedans with Bent Child Seat Anchors
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November 17, 2015

A potentially dangerous rear seat is prompting a recall from BMW.

The auto manufacturer is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2016 528i, 528i xDrive, 535i, 535i xDrive, 535d xDrive, M5, 550i, 550i xDrive, and 535d sedans. The affected vehicles have an inboard lower anchor for child restraints on the left rear seat that may have been bent downwards, preventing the child seat from fully engaging both lower anchors.

If the child seat is not properly attached to the lower anchors, it can increase the child's risk of injury in the event of a crash.

These vehicles may fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems."

BMW is including about 7,200 vehicles in this recall.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, repair the inboard lower anchor on the left rear seat, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 24, 2015.

Owners with questions about the recall can contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.