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BMW orders 1.3-million recall

27 March 2012, 17:06

Munich, Germany - Earlier in 2012 BMW recalled 235 000 Minis due to a fire risk. Now the German automaker wants more than a million owners to bring in their 5 and 6 Series cars.

The total is 1.3-million vehicles assembled between 2003 and 2010; the problem to sort is whether a battery cable in the boot is a fire hazard.

In certain cases, BMW SA says, the battery cable cover may be incorrectly mounted. This could result in an electrical system malfunction, the vehicle failing to start, and - in rare circumstances - the charring of the cables or fire.

BMW is not aware of any actual incidents or injury. The recall is a preventative measure.

This repair should take no longer than a half-hour.


BMW 5 Series Sedan
BMW M5 Sedan
BMW M5 Touring 
BMW 6 Series Coupe
BMW 6 Series Convertible 
BMW M6 Coupe
BMW M6 Convertible



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