BMW is recalling nearly 46,000 older BMW 7-Series cars in the U.S. amid reports that the doors could fly open unexpectedly while being driven, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
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What’s the Problem?
May 30, 2017 – BMW says the problem is related to door latching systems equipped with comfort access and soft door close options.
Affected models include 745i, 745Li, 750i, 750Li, 760i, 760Li and B7 ALPINA cars from model years 2005-2008.
“In these vehicles, the door can appear to be closed, although it has stopped in a position where the main detent is not fully engaged,” NHTSA said. “Thus an external influence [force] such as an irregular road surface, or an inadvertent interior contact by a vehicle occupant with the door, could result in an unexpected opening of the door while driving.”
On March 8, NHTSA contacted BMW after receiving multiple complaints from car owners. The complaints involve two separate issues:
- Where the door cannot close before driving off, and
- Where the door could open unexpectedly while driving.
After a review, the BMW “problem solution team came to the conclusion that it could be possible for a door to unexpectedly open while driving in the case where a hardware component [one of various sensors] of the latch or door handle could fail,” according to the NHTSA.
To date, the issue has not been linked to any crashes or injuries. BMW said owners can expect a letter asking them to make an appointment when a fix is available.
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