27 Mar 2012

BMW recalls 1.3 million cars worldwide

7:39 am on 27 March 2012

German carmaker BMW is recalling about 1.3 million cars worldwide due to battery problems that could in extreme cases result in a fire.

The company says it is recalling all BMW 5 and 6 Series models of the previous generation built between 2003 and 2010, AFP reports.

It points to potential problems with the battery cable cover, which it said may be incorrectly mounted.

The company says this can result in the electrical system malfunctioning, the vehicle failing to start and, in some cases this may cause charring or fire.

BMW said it was unaware of any injuries resulting from this fault and asked owners to visit repair workshops for a 30-minute refit.