BMW recalls various 2023-2024 vehicles with steering issue

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The hands-on detection system not operate properly

BMW of North America is recalling 9,211 model year 2023-2024 740i, 740i xDrive, 760i xDrive, i7 eDrive50, i7 xDrive60, i7 M70, 2024 750e xDrive, 530i, 530i xDrive, i5 eDrive40 and i5 M60 vehicles.

The ground connection to the steering wheel may not have been attached correctly, resulting in an inoperative hands-on detection system.

If the hands-on detection system does not operate as intended, it may fail to detect when the driver's hands are not on the steering wheel and therefore not engage the emergency stopping assistant system, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Dealers will inspect and reattach the ground connection -- as necessary -- free of charge.

Letters to owners notifying them of this condition are expected to be mailed December 8, 2023.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.

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