BMW of North America is recalling 3,316 model year 2020 X3 xDrive30e, X4 xDrive30i, X4 M40i, X4M, 330i, 330i xDrive, M340i, 840i Gran Coupe, 840i xDrive Gran Coupe, M850i xDrive Gran Coupe, M8 Gran Coupe, X3 sDrive30i, X3 xDrive30i, X3 M40i, X3M, and 840i xDrive Convertible vehicles.
The sensors in the front seat belt buckles may inaccurately detect a belted occupant as unbelted, possibly causing the airbag and seat belt pretensioners to deploy improperly in a crash.
Improper airbag and/or seat belt pretensioners deployment in a increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger.
What to do
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the front seat belt buckles -- as necessary -- free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin May 11, 2020.
Owners may contact BMW customer service at (800) 525-7417.