BMW has recalled 61,000 vehicles due to sunroof programming problems

BMW is recalling 61,221 vehicles to deal with potentially faulty sunroof control unit programming that allows them to stop without key fobs in the vehicle, in violation of federal regulations that could result in the loss of a missing person or animal in the vehicle.

This recall applies to a large part of BMW’s lineup, including the 2022 4 Series Gran Coupe (430i, 430i xDrive, M440i xDrive). 2019-2022 X5 sDrive40i, X5 xDrive40i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 M50i, X5M; 2021-2022 X5 xdrive45e; 2020-2022 X6 sDrive40i, X6 xDrive40i, X6 xDrive50i, X6M and 2019-2023 X7 xDrive40i, X7 xDrive50i, X7 M50i, X7 xDrive60i, X7 X7i, Alpina M60i. Catch all that? Good. There is a test later.

In particular, BMW states that this is a violation of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 118, the “power-operated window system.” Although regulations allow the use of a fob to remotely manage these functions, there are guidelines on how far the fob can be to make car windows and sun- / moonroof functions accessible. Violates BMW’s faulty software component (g), which states:

“[…] The remote actuation device will be unable to close the power window, partition or roof panel if the device and the car are separated by an opaque surface and the condition is that the remote actuation device will be unable to close the power window, partition or roof panel more than 11 meters away from the car. ”

BMW says at least some of the larger models in its lineup have left the factory with incorrect programming, and although its vehicles are equipped with anti-pinch / anti-trap sensors in the window and roof features, the vehicles still fail to fill. The above values ​​must be revoked. Dealers have already been notified of this problem, which will require reprogramming of the vehicle module. This can be done in person or over-the-air.

Owners should receive instructions by mid-June.

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