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has announced it is recalling a whopping 1.3 million 5 Series
and 6 Series
vehicles from the 2003 to 2010 model years. Of those, Reuters
notes that some 368,000 examples were sold in the U.S. - most of them sedans like the one above.
It doesn't sound like too difficult of a problem to fix, but the automaker says the cars' battery cable covers could be incorrectly mounted. BMW says no accidents or injuries have occurred because of the issue, but there is the potential that affected models may fail to start, or worse, catch fire.
Owners will be receiving a letter soon and will be asked to visit a BMW dealer for about a 30-minute repair session.
A company spokesman tells The Wall Street Journal
that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
has been notified. Just 9 months ago, BMW was penalized
$3 million for failing to report safety defects to NHTSA quickly enough. It looks like they may have learned their lesson. Read the full press release after the jump
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BMW recalling 1.3 million 5 and 6 Series models worldwide
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