BMW is recalling certain 2005-2007 7-Series sedans for a door latching problem. The recall covers a total of 7,485 vehicles in the United States.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the recall includes BMW 7-Series models equipped with both Comfort Access and Soft Close Automatic options and manufactured between August 23, 2004, and September 3, 2007. Due to a software glitch, the 7-Series' doors may appear to be closed but actually remain unlatched.
The NHTSA warns that the 7-Series' doors may unexpectedly open during normal driving conditions or when an occupant comes in contact with a door. The flaw could result in occupant ejection or the increased likelihood of injury in the event of a crash.
BMW will rectify the safety issue with updated software. BMW will begin the recall campaign sometime in November.