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BMW recalls 21,537 various BMW, Rolls Royce, Toyota vehicles over defective seat belts

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

BMW of North America is recalling 21,537 of the following model year 2021 vehicles:

  1. 2 Series (230i, 230i xDrive, M240i, M240i xDrive),
  2. 330e, 330e Xdrive,
  3. 4 Series Coupe (430i, 430i xDrive, M440i xDrive)
  4. M4 Coupe, M4 Competition Coupe,
  5. BMW 4 Series Convertible (430i, M440i),
  6. BMW X1 sDrive28i, xDrive28i,
  7. 2 Series Gran Coupe (228i, 228i xDrive, M235i xDrive),
  8. M2 Competition Coupe, 330i, 330i xDrive, M340i, M340i xDrive, M3, M3 Competition,
  9. 530i, 530i xDrive, 540i, 540i xDrive,
  10. MINI Hardtop 2 Door (Cooper, CooperS, JCW),
  11. X2 sDrive28i, X2 xDrive28i, X2 M35i,
  12. Z4 sDrive30i, Z4 M40i,
  13. MINI Hardtop 2 Door (Cooper SE),
  14. MINI Convertible (Cooper, Cooper S, JCW),
  15. MINI Clubman (Cooper S, Cooper S All4, JCW),
  16. MINI Countryman (Cooper, Cooper All4, Cooper S, Cooper S All4, JCW All4),
  17. Rolls Royce Ghost,
  18. MINI Countryman (Cooper S E All4),
  19. Rolls Royce Phantom,
  20. Rolls Royce Cullinan, and
  21. Toyota Supra.

The automaker said that the passenger seat belt Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) may deactivate early, before the webbing fully retracts.

A seat belt retractor that does not function as intended in a crash increases the risk of injury, it stated.

As regards what to do in correcting the error, the company said that dealers would inspect the faulty seat belt retractors (including the seat belts), and if necessary, replace the retractors free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed September 13, 2021.

Affected vehicle owners may contact BMW Customer Service on (800) 525-7417; Mini Customer Service on (866) 825-1525; Rolls Royce Customer Service on (877) 877-3735; and Toyota Customer Service on (888)270-9371 respectively.

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