BMW Recalls 1.3 Million Vehicles Worldwide
German automaker BMW announced on Monday it is recalling 367,500 vehicles sold in the United States because of a battery cable in the trunk that may have been incorrectly installed. The recall involves a total of 1.3 million cars worldwide, consisting of the carmaker’s 5-series and 6-series sedans made between 2003 and 2010. The problem can lead to chafing of the battery cable, the company said, which can lead to electrical problems, trouble starting and eventually fire in some cases.
BMW said that it will begin notifying owners of the affected vehicles by mail in the coming weeks, asking them to bring the cars in to authorized BMW service centers to get checked out. The company says it will make a 30-minute repair to the battery cable at no charge to the cars’ owners. The company noted that no injuries or accidents have been reported as a result of the issue. BMW has issued a series of recalls over the last few months involving BMW, Rolls Royce and Mini vehicles over a water pump issue.