BMW has recently announced a recall for the 7-Series because of a problem with the software which may cause doors to inadvertently open.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, look 7, click 485 units of the 2005-2007 BMW 7-Series will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the software which may cause the doors to inadvertently open fixed which, if ignored, might increase the risk of injury.
“Due to a software problem, the doors may appear to be closed and latched, but, in fact, may inadvertently open. The door may unexpectedly open due to road or driving conditions or occupant contact with the door. The sudden opening may result in occupant ejection or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash”, as the NHTSA is saying in its summary of the problem.
The affected BMW 7-Series have been produced between the 23rd of August 2004 and the 3rd of December 2007 and they are equipped with the Comfort Access and Soft Close Automatic options. No reports of accidents or injuries have been related to this issue. Users are being advised to contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417. The recall should begin in November.