BMW Recall 2013: BMW recalls 570,000 vehicles in US, Canada, and Australia due to electrical cable problem

By on Feb 19, 2013 in Australia, Automobile, North America, United States Comments

BMW announced a voluntary recall of around 570,000 vehicles in US, Canada, and Australia due to electrical cable problem. The German car manufacturer has already coordinated with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about this issue. The list of the affected models is available below.

2011 BMW 335i

2011 BMW 335i
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As noted at AutoBlog.com on Monday, February 18, 2013, the recalled BMW vehicles include around 504,000 units in the US, and others were sold in Canada. CarsGuide.com.au reported that around 17,500 cars were sold in Australia. The NHTSA did not mention any report of related injuries in the US.

According to the NHTSA press release, the connector for the positive battery cable connector and the corresponding terminal on the fuse box may degrade over time due to high current flow and heat from electrical resistance. If this happens, there will be loss of electrical power to the vehicle, increasing the risk of accident.

As a measure, BMW of North America said that its dealers will replace the positive battery cable connector of the recalled vehicles and will secure it with an improved method, with no extra charge. This latest BMW recall is being expected to start in March 2013.

Below is the full list of BMW models included in the recall, taken from NTHSA.gov. For more information, US owners are being invited to contact BMW at 800-525-7417 or send an email to [email protected].

* 2008-2012 1-Series coupes and convertibles, manufactured December 2007 through July 2011

* 2007-2011 3-Series coupes and convertibles, manufactured March 2007 through July 2011

* 2007-2011 3-Series sedans, manufactured March 2007 through October 2011

* 2007-2011 3-Series sports wagons, manufactured March 2007 through June 2011

* 2009-2011 Z4 vehicles, manufactured March 2009 through June 2011



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