Class action lawsuits have been filed by BMW 7-Series owners who say the “Soft Close” automatic doors are defective. Over 45,000 BMWs were recalled because the doors can open suddenly on the road.
Need a Texas BMW Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was injured by a door opening unexpectedly on a recalled BMW 7-Series, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
BMW 7-Series Door Recall
Over 45,000 7-Series BMWs were recalled in May 2017 because the “Comfort Access” or “Soft Close” automatic doors can suddenly open. The problem could potentially eject the driver or a passenger or cause a collision, while also increasing the risk of injury or death.
Road conditions or leaning on the door may cause it to swing open. BMW blames the problem on a defective sensor of the latch or door handle. About 7,500 of the vehicles were previously recalled in 2012.
The recall involves the following BMW 7-Series vehicles from the 2005-2008 model years:
- B7 Alpina
BMW Door Class Action Lawsuit
In January 2016, a class action lawsuit (PDF) was filed in Northern California alleging that BMW X5 vehicles with “Comfort Access” doors can lock people in the car. Kieva Myers filed the lawsuit after her young child was trapped inside her BMW in October 2015. The case is Myers v. BMW of North America — Case No. 3:16-cv-00412.
Judge Dismisses Finger Injury BMW Class Action
In April 2017, a federal judge in Northern California dismissed a class action lawsuit (PDF) against BMW over the “Soft Close” door feature. Three people who suffered finger injuries say BMW misled them into buying vehicles without finger-detecting sensors. The case is Azouli v. BMW of North America — Case No. 5:16-cv-00589
List of BMWs With Automatic Doors
- 2002 – 2016 BMW 7 Series
- 2004 – 2016 BMW 6 Series Coupe
- 2004 – 2016 BMW 6 Series Convertible
- 2008 – 2016 BMW X5
- 2009 – 2016 BMW X6
- 2010 – 2016 BMW 5 SeriesGT
- 2011 – 2016 BMW 5 Series
- 2013 – 2016 BMW 6 Series GC
- M models of all named vehicles
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas, but our trial attorneys are not currently filing a BMW 7-Series class action lawsuit. Instead, we are filing individual injury lawsuits.
About Class Actions
Class action lawsuits are useful when a lot of people have a relatively minor legal claim. A good example would be a class action on behalf of everyone who purchased a defective vehicle. Everyone joins together, collectively seeks compensation, and shares the payout.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
BMW has already been hit with several class action lawsuits involving the owners of vehicles with automatic doors. These lawsuits are seeking compensation on behalf of everyone who owns a defective BMW — not people who were injured by the doors opening suddenly.
Instead of a class action, our lawyers are filing individual lawsuits for people who were injured by the defective doors on recalled 7-Series BMWs. We specialize in helping the victims of safety defects recover compensation for their injuries, medical expenses, and more.
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