Recall Central: 2005-2007 BMW 7 Series Soft-Close Doors Could Inadvertently Open

Certain 2005-2007 BMW 7 Series models are being recalled to fix a software problem that causes soft-close doors to not fully latch. Another lower-volume recall involves certain 2012 Honda CR-V models, which have a safety certification label containing a misprint.

2005-2007 BMW 7 Series

The Problem: The doors on models equipped with Comfort Access and 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.

2012 Honda CR-V

The Problem: Certain 2012 Honda CR-V LX models have a misprint on the safety certification label, which lists incorrect values for Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, front and rear Gross Axle Weight Rating, tire size, and wheel size. Having the wrong ratings on the label could lead owners to improperly load the vehicle, which could result in tire failure.

The Fix: Honda will notify owners to come in to a dealership, where a corrected label will be applied free of charge. The recall is expected to begin around November 6, 2012. Owners of affected vehicles can call Honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 264 2012 Honda CR-V LX models are affected, built from August 30, 2012 through August 31, 2012.

Source: NHTSA