Recall Alert: BMW - Dodge Nitro Forum
Off-Topic Discussion If you have something to discuss that is not related to the Dodge Nitro, post it in here. Keep it work safe!

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
rickaren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 22,857
Garage
Recall Alert: BMW

BMW Recalls 2005-2007 7-Series To Fix Software Glitch


10/26/2012

BMW is conducting a voluntary recall of certain 2005 through 2007 7-Series sedans to fix a software problem that may allow the doors to open, even when they appear to be closed.

A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles potentially affected at 7,485. Vehicles involved are equipped with both of the following options: Comfort Access and Soft Close Automatic. Affected vehicles were built from August 23, 2004 through September 3, 2007.

2006 BMW 7-Series 760i

2006 BMW 7-Series 760i

The year and models involved in the recall include:

2005 BMW 745i, 745Li
2006-2007 BMW 750i, 750Li
2005-2006 BMW 760i
2005-2007 BMW 760 Li

2005 BMW 7-Series

2005 BMW 7-Series

The problem

The NHTSA bulletin describes the problem this way: “Due to a software problem, the doors appear to be closed and latched, but, in fact, may inadvertently open.” This may occur “due to road or driving conditions or occupant contact with the door.”

In the event the door suddenly opens, occupants may be ejected from the vehicle or be at increased risk of injury in a crash.

As The Detroit News reports, the recall comes five years after BMW recalled vehicles in Japan for the same problem and five years after the NHTSA initially asked BMW about the issue.

In documentation (PDF) BMW filed with the NHTSA, the automaker said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.

What BMW will do

BMW plans to notify owners to take their vehicles to a BMW dealer for an update of the software. The repair will be performed at no charge. The BMW safety recall is expected to begin in November 2012.

In the meantime, owners of 2005 through 2007 BMW 7-Series sedans with any questions or concerns may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.

Alternatively, owners of vehicles involved in the campaign may contact NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to Home | Safercar -- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Reference the NHTSA campaign ID No. 12V504000.

SOURCE

Rick

Nitro Year: 2007 (1 of 91,815 sold in 07)
Nitro Model: R/T 4X4 Stone White
CAT-BACK Exhaust, CAI, Projector Head Lamps
Fully-Equipped w/all factory options
rickaren is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Dodge Nitro Forum > Off-Topic Area > Off-Topic Discussion

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Dodge Nitro Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Recall Alert: Kia Rio rickaren Off-Topic Discussion 0 06-06-2012 06:15 PM
Recall Alert: BMW rickaren Off-Topic Discussion 0 04-16-2012 10:10 AM
Recall Alert: Kia rickaren Off-Topic Discussion 0 01-20-2012 09:21 AM
Recall Alert: Honda Expands Airbag Recall rickaren Off-Topic Discussion 0 05-04-2011 12:21 AM
RECALL ALERT: Expanded F-150 Recall rickaren Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep News 0 04-15-2011 03:31 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome