Oct 25 Bayerische Motoren Werke AG's
BMW of North America affiliate said it will recall 7,485 of its
7 Series luxury sedans from model years 2005-2007 that may have
faulty door latches.
BMW said the doors may not latch due to a software problem
on cars equipped with both Comfort Access and Soft Close
"An irregular road surface or inadvertent interior contact
with the door could lead to an unexpected opening of the door,"
the automaker said in its official notification to the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
NHTSA said the sudden opening of a door "may result in
occupant ejection or increase the risk of injury in the event of
BMW said dealers will begin updating software on customers'
cars in November.