The German based automaker BMW has announced another recall for the 7-Series because the vehicles can roll away after being parked.
After telling us just a week ago that the 2005-2007 BMW 7-Series will have to be taken back to the dealers because of a problem with the software which could have caused the doors to inadvertently open, the model is being recalled once again, this time because of a new software problem which might cause the vehicles to roll away after being parked, increasing the risk of a crash or serious injury to pedestrians.
“If the driver presses the engine start/stop button two or three times within a short interval, the system may shift the transmission to Neutral rather than Park. If using the electronic key, there would be no protection from the ignition interlock that prevents key removal if the vehicle is not in Park”, as the NHTSA is saying in its recalls summary of the problem.
The affected BMW 7-Series have been produced between the 23rd of August 2004 and the 24th of July 2008 and are equipped with the Comfort Access option. No reports of any crashes or injuries have been related to this problem. The recall is expected to begin soon. Meanwhile, owners of the above mentioned model are being advised to contact their local BMW dealership.