The child safety lock mechanism on the rear doors may be unintentionally deactivated due to divergent tolerances of the moving parts in the Soft Close Automatic (SCA) door lock.
The recall affects vehicles produced from October 2013 to March 2014. Information is provided by authorised dealers under Code 0051370300.
Source: Alert 22/2014 A12/0802/14
What the owner should do?
If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, the motor industry standards body Motor Codes offers a Vehicle Safety Recall search. By using this, any recalls that are active for your car can be identified. To use this facility, you’ll need the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for your car – this is a long code number that appears on the chassis plate of your car or – on most UK-registered cars – in the bottom-left corner of your windscreen.
If it’s confirmed there’s an active recall for your car, you should make contact with a BMW dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer. Usually that’ll be your nearest franchised dealership, or ‘main dealer’ as they’re sometimes known.