The German based automaker BMW has recently announced a recall for some of its models in the United States and Canada, because of a problem with the battery cable connectors.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 570,000 units of the 1-Series Coupe and 1-Series Convertible will be affected by this recall, along with the 3-Series Sedan, Coupe, Convertible and Sport Wagon and the Z4 roadsters. Owners of the models mentioned above will have to take a trip back to the dealers because there is a risk of causing the engines in these cars to stall, if the battery cable connectors will fail.
“The connector for the positive battery cable connector and the corresponding terminal on the fuse box may degrade over time. Over time, the high current flow and heat from electrical resistance may lead to a breakage of the connection, and a loss of electrical power to the vehicle”, as the NHTSA is saying in its summary of the problem.
Out of the total 570,000 vehicles, 504,000 have been sold in the United States. The affected 1-Series Coupe and Convertibles are from the 2008 to 2011 model years, the 3-Series Sedans, Coupes, Convertibles and Sport Wagons are from the 2007 to 2011 model years and the Z4 are from the 2009 to 2011 model years. The recall will begin in March and owners of the affected vehicles will be notified by BMW. This is the second BMW recall in just a few days, after the X5 SUVs have encountered some problems.