BMW is recalling 367,000 5-Series and 6-Series cars in the U.S. and a total of 1.3 million worldwide for a problem with the battery cable cover in the trunk, which may be improperly mounted. The recall affects 5-Series and 6-Series cars manufactured from 2003 through 2010.
BMW says in a statement that the improperly mounted battery cable cover could “result in the electrical system malfunctioning, the vehicle failing to start and, in some cases, to charring or fire.”
BMW says it is not aware of any injuries or accidents related to the problem. But a BMW Spokesman told The New York Times that the automaker is aware of one fire in the U.S. BMW will send a letter to owners of affected vehicles next month to bring their cars in to be fixed. The repair will take about 30 minutes.
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