The BMW German based luxury automaker has recalled some X5 units back in factory, due to some issues to the child safety locks for the models starting with the 12th of December 2013, up until the 10th of March 2014.
The issue was also confirmed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, stating that there are 6,400 X5s affected, by the recall concerning the possibility of deactivation of the child safety locks.
In case the affected X5 models will not be recalled immediately, there would be increased chances of injuries and even death.
Representatives of the company have declared in an official press release that the mechanism of the rear side door might cause the child safety lock disengage when opening the inside door handle.
“A disengaged child safety lock would allow the rear seat occupant to pull the door handle twice and open the door while the vehicle is parked or in motion, increasing the risk of injury,” the representative also stated.
All the repairs will be made accordingly, free of charge, as long as the recall process is done accordingly. The company thus said that all owners will be announced.
In case your BMW X5 presents signs of child safety lock issues, then you should immediately call the NHTSA or the BMW at 1-800-626-7417.