BMW to Recall 6,400 X5 Models for Faulty Child Safety Locks

BMW’s North American branch will have quite some work to do in the following months, making sure X5 models are safe both for adults and children after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found some issues.
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To be more precise, certain model year 2014 BMW F15 X5 models, manufactured between December 12, 2013 through March 10, 2014 equipped with the Soft Close Automatic (SCA) option might have faulty rear door lock mechanisms.

Therefore, when the inside door handle is pulled, the previously engaged child safety lock can disengage. That would allow the rear seat occupant to pull the door handle twice and open it, putting children at risk and increasing the chances of getting injured.

Of course, the door locks will be changed for free at the nearest BMW dealership and the recall is expected to begin in May 2014. According to the NHTSA, about 6,400 cars will be affected.

That’s nothing compared to the latest BMW recall that is still under development, where 388,235 cars were called back to their dealerships for a faulty bolt in the VANOS variable valve timing system that could stall the engine.

156,137 of the affected vehicles were recalled in the US while 232,098 in China, BMW’s current biggest market.
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