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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 inadvertently open.
2005 BMW / 745I
2005 BMW / 745LI
2006-2007 BMW / 750I
2006-2007 BMW / 750LI
2005-2006 BMW / 760I
2005-2007 BMW / 760LI
NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 12V504000
Component: Door linkage and latch.
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7,485
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: BMW will notify owners and dealers will update software. The recall is expected to begin in November 2012. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW.
Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to Safercar.
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