BMW is recalling 7,485 2005-’07 BMW 7 Series cars because a software problem may cause the doors to inadvertently open, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“Due to a software problem, the doors may appear to be closed and latched, but, in fact, may inadvertently open,” said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. “The door may unexpectedly open due to road or driving conditions or occupant contact with the door. The sudden opening may result in occupant ejection or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.”
You know, I still have a vehicle whose key makes moving parts move and whose (albeit plastic) door handle makes other physical things move.
Because I work in QA.
Also, I’m to cheap to buy a new vehicle every decade.
(Link courtesy of Gimlet again, who I should consider giving the keys to the blog except he works in ops and therefore only disdains you.)