BMW has issued a recall on certain versions of its 7-Series flagship sedan due to what the company says is a software problem that can cause a door to open unexpectedly.
The recall affects 2005 to 2007 7-Series sedans built from August 23, 2004, through September 3, 2007.
In total there are some 7,485 cars affected by the latest recall in the U.S. They are all equipped with the Comfort Access and Soft Close Automatic features.
According to BMW, the software problem means a closed door that would normally be latched may, in fact, not be secured. Certain driving conditions may cause the door to open unexpectedly, increasing the risk of injury to occupants of the car as well as to other road users.
BMW will be notifying owners of the affected vehicles soon. These owners will be requested to take their cars to their nearest BMW dealership, which will update the defective software free of charge.
For further information you can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236 or BMW at 1-800-525-7417.