BMW X7 Is Being Recalled In The U.S. Over Loose Seat Bolts

Just a few months after making its world premiere, the BMW X7 has been recalled for the first time.

According to the NHTSA, the reason behind the safety campaign is that the seat bolts may not have been properly tightened. Needless to say that, in the event of an accident, the occupants could face an increased risk of injury.

The recall covers both the 2019 X7 xDrive40i and X7 xDrive50i models, but only those that have been equipped with the business lounge seat option. This feature replaces the traditional rear bench with a couple of individual seats for enhanced comfort.

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The NHTSA said that only 31 units of the flagship SUV are being affected by this issue Stateside, and all of them are still in dealer lots. As a result, technicians will be able to replace the attachment bolts for the seat adapter easier. The recall has already begun at the end of February and it’s possible that, at the time of writing, the majority (if not all) of the affected vehicles may have already been fixed.

Offered as an alternative to the Range Rover SVAutobiography and Mercedes-Benz GLS, the X7 has a starting price of $73,900 in the U.S. in xDrive40i guise. It’s powered by a 355 hp (340 PS / 250 kW) and 330 lb-ft (445 Nm) of torque 3.0-liter inline-six and needs 5.8 seconds to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) from a standstill.

The xDrive50i has an MSRP of $92,600 and comes with a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 that pushes out 456 hp (462 PS / 340 kW) and 479 lb-ft (648 Nm) of torque. The 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) acceleration takes 5.2 seconds. Both versions have a 130 mph (209 km/h) top speed, an 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

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  • Six_Tymes

    that must be a fun ride

  • b_digital

    typical BMW reliability

    • Rahul Mandala

      Every car manufacturer had/has their own problems too. Remember Ford and their F150s rolling back when parked on a hill? The Ford Powershift transmission? Pinto? GM’s defective ignition switches? The failed lift gate on GM’s and Dodge’s trucks? Hyundais and Kias randomly combusting out of nowhere? Toyota’s unintended acceleration? Honda’s failed transmissions? The Takata airbag that many cars are impacted by, even the older models? The diesel recalls from Daimler, VW, FCA, etc.? There are some fails that happen sometimes. It’s not just one manufacturer that only has a few things go wrong, some other companies have their own issues too…

  • Maykel

    “GerMaN eNgInEeRiNg THe bESt”


    Still more reliable than American vehicles

  • vaybach khan

    Made in USA ..

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