Close

Recall 17V328000

Doors Remain Open When They Appear To Be Closed And Latched

Recall Details

The doors of the vehicle as equipped with Comfort Access and Soft Close Automatic options may appear to be latched and closed but may still be open. This could allow the doors to open while the vehicle is in operation, and result in ejection or injury of occupants. BMW is currently developing a remedy and will repair vehicles free of charge when one is available.

Our Quick Take

The doors of the vehicle which feature Comfort Access and Soft Close Automatic options may fail to latch properly, seeming to be closed when they are still open. This would allow the door to open unexpectedly while driving and could result in occupant ejection or injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your BMW must be performed by a BMW dealership. BMW will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local BMW dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Body, Interior & Misc., May 18, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 18, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
45,484
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V328000
Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2005-2008 745i, 745Li, 750i, 750Li, 760i, 760Li, and B7 Alpina vehicles equipped with both the Comfort Access and Soft Close Automatic options. In these vehicles, the doors may appear to be closed and latched, but, in fact, may inadvertently 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.
Remedy
The manufacturer has not yet provided a remedy for this recall. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Not your car? Find your recalls now:
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration logo
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration