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Recall roundup: new-gen BMW X5

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Recall roundup: new-gen BMW X5

BMW has issued a recall for some units of the new X5 generation because of some concerns with the child safety locks.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 6,40 units of the new-gen BMW X5 will be affected by this recall, which has been announced because of concerns that child safety locks might deactivate, if set, without any warning, increasing the risk of an injury or even death.

“The rear side door lock mechanisms may not have been manufactured to correct tolerances and when the inside door handle is pulled, the previously engaged child safety lock can disengage. A disengaged child safety lock would allow the rear seat occupant to pull the door handle twice and open the door while the vehicle is parked or in motion, increasing the risk of injury”, says the company in its official press release.

The affected BMW X5 vehicles have all been equipped with the automatic soft-closing option and they have been produced between the 12th of December, 2013, and the 10th of March, 2014. The necessary repairs will be made by the car manufacturer free of charge. The recall is expected to begin soon and the company will contact owners of the above mentioned model. If you own such a vehicle, you should call the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 or BMW at 1-800-626-7414 for any extra details.

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 - filed under BMW, News, Safety. Image credit: .
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