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BMW recalls vehicles with seat belt issue

The driver's seat belt may not lock

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BMW of North America is recalling 15,455 model year 2016-2017 X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i, MINI Hardtop 4 Door Cooper, Mini Hardtop 4 Door Cooper S, MINI Cooper Clubman, & Cooper S Clubman, model year 2017 Rolls-Royce Ghost, and model year 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.

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

What to do

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 (800) 525-7417.

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