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2014 BMW X5 Recalled Because Child-Safety Locks May Disengage


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Just the Facts:
  • BMW of North America is recalling 6,400 2014 BMW X5 SUVs because the child-safety locks may disengage, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • BMW dealers will replace the affected door locks.
  • The recall is expected to begin by the end of May.

WASHINGTON — BMW of North America is recalling 6,400 2014 BMW X5 SUVs because the child-safety locks may disengage, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

“The rear side door lock mechanisms may not have been manufactured to correct tolerances and when the inside door handle is pulled, the previously engaged child-safety lock can disengage,” said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. “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.”

BMW said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the recall.

The company told federal safety regulators it first became aware of the problem during audit testing on a vehicle built with the Soft Close Automatic option.

The affected vehicles were built from December 12, 2013 through March 10, 2014.

BMW dealers will inspect the rear side-door locks and any affected locks will be replaced. The recall is expected to begin by the end of May. Owners can contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.

Edmunds says: This recall begins shortly, so if you own a 2014 BMW X5, get in touch with your dealer.

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