The recall affects 745i, 745Li, 750i, 750Li, 760i, 760Li and B7 Alpina cars from model years 2005 through 2008 that have comfort access and soft door close options.
BMW says the doors may appear to be properly closed but can inadvertently swing open due to road conditions or occupant contact with the door. A sudden opening could cause someone to be ejected or increase the risk of injury in a crash, according to the automaker.
The recall follows a request by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to review customer complaints regarding BMW 7-series doors opening unexpectedly. The agency asked if a 2012 recall of about 7,500 7-Series sedans from model years 2005 to 2007 should be expanded and if the problem was fixed.
BMW investigated the matter and agreed to another recall, but it’s still trying to identify the cause and develop a fix.
“We are working as efficiently as possible to determine a fix and we will be sending out letters asking customers of affected vehicles to contact an authorized BMW center and schedule an appointment once the remedy is available,” the company said.
BMW said owners can expect a letter asking them to make an appointment when a fix is available. In the meantime, please fasten seat belts and keep your arms and legs in the vehicle at all times.