BMW Recalls 7-Series
Auto manufacturer BMW is recalling certain 7-Series cars from the 2005 to 2007 model years equipped with optional features called “Comfort Access” and “Soft Close” Automatic doors. The company built the affected cars from Aug. 23, 2004, through Sept. 3, 2007. The recall includes 7,485 vehicles.
In a filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the car maker said a software problem could cause the doors to open unexpectedly even after they appear to be closed and latched.
BMW said the doors may open because of road or driving conditions, or from contact with occupants. The sudden opening could increase the risk of a crash or the ejection of a passenger.
Under the recall dealers will update the software. The recall is expected to begin next month.