BMW is recalling 6,110 7 Series models built between July and December of 2015.

BMW has stopped the sale of certain 2016 7 Series vehicles in the United States because the car's air bags may not deploy.

According to a notice posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website, BMW is recalling 6,110 740Li, 750Li, and 750Lxi models manufactured between July 1st, 2015 and December 11th, 2015.

As the automaker explains, the affected vehicles have an air bag control module which can randomly reset due to an electrical short circuit.  This is a result of residual metallic particles that were created as part of the manufacturing process.

If the air bag module resets during a crash, the air bags may not deploy.  If this were to occur, the risk of injury or death would significantly increase. However, it is important to note there have not been any injuries or deaths related to the defect.

The recall is expected to begin on May 16th and the company will begin notifying owners and dealerships shortly.  Owners will be asked to get in touch with their local dealership to schedule a service appointment so the air bag control module can be replaced.  The service will be free of charge but the replacement process could take up to four hours.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Automotive News

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