BMW of North America is recalling model year 2014 X5 vehicles manufactured from 12 December 2013 to 10 March 2014 with the soft close automatic (SCA) door option. The recall has affected 6,400 units.
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.
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.
Any affected door locks will be replaced, free of charge.