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BMW 745i Recall, BMW 745Li Recall, Doors Opening Unexpectedly

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):

2005 BMW 745I

2005 BMW 745LI

Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC Report Receipt Date: OCT 17, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V504000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

Potential Number of Units Affected: 7,485
2005 BMW 745i Recall, Doors Open Danger

Summary:

BMW is recalling certain model year 2005-2007 7-Series vehicles, equipped with both Comfort Access and Soft Close Automatic options, and manufactured August 23, 2004, through September 3, 2007. Due to a software problem, the doors may appear to be closed and latched, but, in fact, may inadvertantly open.

Consequence:

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.
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