BMW is recalling more than 21,000 cars and SUVs due to seat belt issues. Included in the recall are model-year 2021 BMW 2 Series, M2, 4 Series, and M4 coupes; 3 Series, M3, and 5 Series sedans; X1 and X2 SUVs; Z4 sports cars; model-year 2021 Mini Clubman, Convertible Hardtop and SE Hardtop hatchbacks; Countryman and SE Countryman SUVs; model-year 2021 Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUVs and Ghost and Phantom sedans; and model-year 2021 Toyota Supra sports cars. The passenger seat belt automatic locking retractor may deactivate early and jam the webbing before it fully retracts, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

BMW will begin notifying owners on Sept. 13. Owners can call BMW at 800-525-7417, Mini at 866-825-1525, Rolls-Royce at 877-877-3735, Toyota at 888-270-9371 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.

To resolve the problem, dealers will inspect the seat belts and the retractors, and replace the retractors as necessary.

Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.

Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.