BMW Recalls 1.3 Million Cars Worldwide

News | March 27th, 2012 by 16
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BMW today announced the recall of 1.3 million vehicles. The cars effected by the recall are 5 and 6 series models built between 2003 and …

BMW today announced the recall of 1.3 million vehicles. The cars effected by the recall are 5 and 6 series models built between 2003 and 2010. The recall does not apply to any current production model BMWs.

Based on the given description of the problem, it sounds like a quick and inexpensive fix and all repairs are being done at no cost to the owner.

Sounds like someone from the boot design department may be getting the boot…

The official press release follows:

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“In order to carry out a quality measure, the BMW AG is re-calling all BMW 5 and 6 Series models of the previous generation, built between 2003 and 2010 and still on the market for repair at authorised dealers.

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.

We are not aware of any accidents or injury to persons resulting from this fault.

Vehicle owners will be notified in writing. Affected vehicles will remain at the respective BMW Partner repair workshop for approximately 30 minutes, the service, of course, being free of charge to the customer.

Approximately 1.3 million vehicles worldwide are affected.”

[Source: BMW Group]

16 responses to “BMW Recalls 1.3 Million Cars Worldwide”

  1. auaq says:

    What about the hpfp?

  2. BMW The Best says:

    Another testimony to the low quality of BMW cars. It starts to annoy me to hear that BMW cars have constant childish problems whereas Mercedes-Benz and Audi are rock solid. 

  3. Rbadillarx says:

    Maybe I missunderstandig… when you say serie 5 and 6 also include X5 and X6???
    Where can I find all bmw recalls notifications; I really concern since my brother-in-law owns a X5 (2010 I think!)..
    Thanks a lot!

  4. Thomas Cho says:

    It was really impressive decision of BMW. In fact, I’m a huge fan of Mercedes Benz, but I would like to admire BMW’s quick re-call to fix the problem. I heard that this re-call is the biggest re-call since BMW started their business. It could be effect on their brand image negatively. However, they decided to re-call to protect potential danger and accidents, and posted it immediately on this blog and the other social media which are operated by BMW, such as Facebook and Twitter. The decision was courageous decision of BMW.
    I could compare with a case of Toyota. Toyota re-called Camry, which is the best selling model of Toyota, because of sudden unintended acceleration accidents a few years ago. Some people are killed because of the accidents, and the profits of Toyota have decreased rapidly because of their diminished brand image. Many people who were the owner of Toyota models complained about the problem before Toyota had decided to re-call the vehicles. Toyota maintained that the problems and accidents belonged to the owner’s mistakes. However, the problems and accidents were occurring in many places, and Toyota admitted their fault. After their re-call decision, the brand image of Toyota has decreased sharply, and their competitors, such as Hyundai and Kia, grew up rapidly. BMW would know it well, and can guess some negative effects of re-call. Nevertheless, BMW decided to re-call the cars without any hesitation so that I respect their decision that includes notices to social media.  

  5. Chuka D says:

    how to get application for recalling?

  6. stealth098 says:

    There are more issue which BMW ignores actively

    And unethical BMW employees insult BMW customers

  7. RFD Dallas says:

    I called my BMW Dealer about DSC Malfunction coming up on my instrument and info panel. They didn’t want my name or the vin#. When I told them it was a 2007 M6 with 39,000 miles their reply was,”YOUR VEHICLE IS OUT OF WARRANTY”. Obviously from all the discussions around the internet boards that this is a defect by BMW. I wonder why they don’t admit it. I will now go to another dealer and repair it. The Audi S7 is coming out soon. I think I might be a player.

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