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BMW Recalls Another 569,000 Vehicles

By Kelly Balamuth on February 26, 2013

On February 16, 2013, BMW announced another recall of 569,000 vehicles in the U.S. An additional 65,000 vehicles are being recalled in Canada. Nearly one year ago in March, 2012, close to 1.3 million 5 and 6-Series BMW vehicles manufactured between 2003 and 2010 were recalled. The cars could have ignition failure due to an incorrectly mounted battery cable cover. There was also a potential fire hazard.

Latest Recall Summary

Reported by The Associated Press and published by forbes.com, the latest recall was prompted by a faulty battery connector cable that can fail, causing stalling of the engine. According to documents posted on the NHTSA website, a fuse box terminal and cable connectors can, over time, degrade. The heat and high flow of current may lead to a loss of power to the car when the connection is broken. Vehicles affected include the following:

  • 2008-2012 I-Series convertibles and coupes
  • 2007-20011 3-Series convertibles and coupes, 3-Series sedans and sport wagons
  • 2009-2011 Z4 sports cars

Danger to BMW Occupants

Loss of electrical power may cause the car to suddenly stall without warning. Sudden stalling increases the chances of being involved in an accident.

What Owners Can Do

Owners of the affected cars will be notified of the recall beginning in March, 2013. They will be instructed to bring their cars in to the dealer where the battery cable connector will be replaced and the new one secured in a better way. The repair will cost the owners nothing.

Contact Information

Owners may contact BMW by calling (800) 525-7417.

How Our East Bay Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help You

At Balamuth Law we are passionate about representing everyday people who have been injured due to another’s negligence. Car manufacturers have a duty to owners of the cars they make. They should be free of defects that could lead to crashes and to serious injuries or death. If you have been injured due to a defective car, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Call (888) 254-1234 to learn more about how we can help.

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