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.
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