Soft Close Automatic door options can appear to be shut but, due to a software glitch, may not be fully closed and latched. Certain road or driving conditions or contact with the door could cause it to open while in motion, potentially leading to “occupant ejection.”
The Fix: BMW will notify owners to visit a dealer for a software upgrade. The recall is expected to start in November 2012. For more information, owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: The recall cover 7485 model-year 2005-2007 BMW 7 Series models equipped with Soft Close Automatic door and Comfort Access options. The date of manufacture ranges from August 23, 2004 to September 3, 2007.
Thanks to: Motor Trend