It seems that BMW faces a possible recall these days as the flagship 7 Series (E65/E66) received some complaints, the customers complaining about the safety of the model as there are some issues with the Park shift. The customers reported rollaway incidents after parking and exiting the car, a serious problem which required the attention of NHTSA (The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). Fortunately, there were no injuries or deaths due to this issue certain versions of the BMW 7 Series.
According to the official information, around 120,000 units are under investigation as there are more than few complaints regarding rollaway incidents after parking. The models concerned are all the 7 Series units manufactured between 2002 and 2008, vehicles equipped with the Comfort Access system.
The models in question come with an electronic transmission shifter and also gear selector placed on the steering column. Usually, when the driver parks the car and turns the ignition off, the vehicle automatically is put in the Park mode by the shifter.
The problem of these models could be produced by BMW’s Comfort Access system, more than 100,000 units being threatened by a recall if NHTSA finds that the problem is real.
“The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it has opened a preliminary probe of the BMW cars from model years 2002 through 2008 after receiving a complaint that a 2006 model rolled away after the consumer parked and exited the vehicle. Reports involving similarly equipped cars also describing roll-away incidents were submitted by BMW,” announces Reuters.
For now, BMW released no details or response to this possible recall but undoubtedly the German company is doing an internal investigation too in order to find any possible issue. We have to wait if the problem confirms and as soon as NHTSA’s report is available, we will let you know about it.