When Your BMW Car Door Won’t Close

stuck car doorIt really doesn’t happen all that often, but when it does it can be frustrating. The car door on your BMW doesn’t close, or at least it doesn’t close properly. There could be a number of reasons for this and resolving the problem should be taken care of as soon as possible.

Why Fixing It is Important

Some people have a tendency to neglect certain issues that arise with their car, at least for a while. That’s because when they don’t affect the functioning of the vehicle (it’s not impacting the way the car rides, drives, or gets you from one point in Toronto to another), then it’s usually something that can wait.

For a car door that won’t close properly, it could cause some comfort issues and would certainly be a safety issue. Any time you have a safety issue with a car you want to address it as soon as humanly possible.

Possible Causes

A car door could become twisted in some way along the hinge. Even the slightest accident could cause a door to not close properly. You may hear groaning when closing the door, it might feel tighter than usual, or it doesn’t seem to click into place properly.

A person who leaves the door open when backing down the driveway or when pulling in after they picked up their mail could actually cause damage to the door.

It could also be the latch that’s not functioning properly. If the latch doesn’t close or seal the door, it could open while you’re on the highway doing 100 km/h or more.

The cause could also be that the seat belt is not retracting all the way when you get out. If the seat belt doesn’t retract, it could get caught in the door frame, keeping the door from closing properly. If the seat belt has an issue with retraction, there may be another safety issue to address.

What to Do in this Event

If you notice the car door on your BMW isn’t closing properly, bring it to an authorized BMW service center to have it diagnosed and repaired. The sooner you do this, the sooner you can get back out on the road while also staying safe.

2014-12-05T14:38:57+00:00 December 5th, 2014|Service|

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