The German based automaker BMW has recently announced a recall for the 5-Series and 6-Series because of a potential fire risk.
According to the car company, 1.3 million units of the 2003 to 2010 BMW 5-Series and BMW 6-Series will be affected by this recall and owners of the two models will have to take a trip back to the dealers. BMW says that the battery cable cover in the trunk has been incorrectly mounted and if ignored, this might lead to start failure and even fire. The car manufacturer said that no reports of any crashes or injuries have been received from owners of the 5-Series and 6-Series because of this problem.
“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 and fire”, said BMW AG in in a statement. “We are not aware of any accidents or injury to persons resulting from this fault”.
The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) didn’t say anything yet about this large recall on its official website, but owners can contact BMW North America at 1-800-831-1117. The recall doesn’t have an exact start date but the car manufacturer says that the affected vehicles will remain in the workshop for about 30 minutes.