BMW 7-Series Under Safety Investigation by NHTSA

Harry Lay
by Harry Lay

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into 120,000 BMW 7-Series vehicles. The issue is regarding the car not shifting securely into park and rolling away. The affected model years include 2002 to 2008, after receiving a complaint regarding a 2006 model that rolled away after the owner parked and exited the vehicle. The car that rolled away was equipped with BMW’s electronic access and ignition system, and an electronic transmission shifter with a gear selector mounted on the steering column. A BMW spokesman said the automaker is unaware of accidents or injuries related to this issue.

A preliminary investigation is the first step in a process that may lead to a recall if the NHTSA determines that there is a safety concern. NHTSA said no issues have been identified yet for any incident reported.

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  • BMWproblems BMWproblems on Oct 06, 2011

    I'm having the same problems with my 7 series BMW. I try to put my vehicle in gear(reverse/drive) and it continue to switch back to park. I also had my vehicle in park and then it switched to reverse rolling backwards. I can't wait on the investigation for the recall. I hope I'll get reimbursed for my repairs if a recall is given. GOOD LUCK TO ME and whoever is having the same problem.

  • Monica Monica on Mar 07, 2012

    I'am having the same problems with my 2004 745i BMW. I parked my car in my driveway for about 10 minutes and while in the house, my car shifted into reverse threw my garage door. I called BMW the very next morning and within 1 week my car was towed to the nearest BMW dealership. BMW had my car for 1 month and did a visual inspection and found nothing. I hope the next time this happens, it's not a deadly situation. There is an investigaton going on in reference to this problem. The INVESTIGATION NUMBER IS #PE11025. Also BMW was fine 3 million dollars for delays on reporting safety recalls and defects to the Government. I was told not to get anything fix, because BMW will try to say someone worked on the car. BMW is not standing behind their vehicles. I've owned almost every luxury car and this one is the worst. BMW needs to be ashame of themselves. If enough customers stop purchasing their car and trucks they may get the HINT. Right now BMW is trying to cover up these recalls, defects and malfuctions. BMW DO THE RIGHT THING !!!!