BMW AG recalls over 1.3 million cars due to a problem with the battery cable cover inside the boot. It can be incorrectly mounted, which will cause electrical system malfunctioning. In some cases even fire.
This affects all models from 5- and 6-Series BMWs built between 2003 and 2010. This includes all E60, E61, F10 and F11 from the 5-Series and E63 and E64 from the 6-Series.
BMW stated: “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 or fire.”
However, 1% of the inspected vehicles showed the problem and are no reports of fires. The repairing is easy and would take around 30 minutes to 1 hour. It is free of charge to customers.