BMW ReCalls 1.3 Million Cars WorldWide

Posted on 27 Mar 2012 at 10:24am

BMW has made an announcement that the company is recalling a whopping 1.3 million 5 Series and 6 Series vehicles from the 2003 to 2010 model years. The said recall is due to a possible problem with the battery cable cover in the trunk.

BMW explained,

“In some remote cases, the battery cable cover inside the boot of these vehicles may be incorrectly mounted. This can result in the electrical system malfunctioning, the vehicle failing to start and, in some cases, to charring or fire.”

The recall affects about 368,000 cars in the United States and about 293,000 cars in Germany, another 109,000 cars are subject to the recall in Britain and about 102,000 in China.

Owners are to be notified in the coming days and invited to visit their nearest dealership, where a repair will be carried out free of charge. The work is likely to take about 30 minutes per vehicle.