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BMW 7-Series Lawsuit

BMW 7-Series Lawsuit

Over 45,000 BMW 7-Series vehicles from the 2005-2008 model-years were recalled after reports of the doors suddenly flying open on the road.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting BMW induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by the door opening on a BMW 7-Series, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Automotive & Crashworthiness Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

What is the problem?

The doors on the recalled BMWs may appear to be closed and locked when they are not. There are reports of the door suddenly flying open when the vehicle was being driven on the road. This could eject the driver or passengers and it increases the risk of injuries and crashes.

Why Do the Doors Open?

Road conditions or leaning on an unlatched door could cause it to swing open, according to BMW. A possible software defect was also investigated in a previous recall for the same problem in 2012. BMW now says “a hardware component [one of the sensors] of the latch or door handle could fail.”

What are BMW “Soft Close” Automatic Doors?

BMW recalled 7-Series vehicles with “Comfort Access” or “Soft Close Automatic” doors that are designed to shut more gently than normal doors. The feature is advertised as a way to reduce noise while shutting car doors. The door is automatically pulled closed and locked.

BMW 7-Series Recall

The recall involves 45,000 of the following BMW 7-Series vehicles from the 2005-2008 model years:

  • 745i
  • 745Li
  • 750i
  • 750Li
  • 760i
  • 760Li
  • B7 Alpina

BMW Door Recall in 2012

BMW issued the recall after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) asked the auto-maker to investigate if the previous recall fixed the problem after new reports of doors opening. Of the vehicles that are currently being recalled, about 7,500 were previously recalled in 2012 after similar reports of doors flying open.

What Should I Do?

Owners of the recalled BMW 7-Series vehicles should get a letter in the mail if they are registered to receive recall information. BMW is asking owners to contact the dealership and make an appointment to fix the defect when a repair is available. Until then, make sure the door is latched securely, fasten your seatbelt, and do not lean on the door.

Do I have a BMW Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting BMW induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by the door opening on a BMW 7-Series, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Automotive & Crashworthiness Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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