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BMW Recalling Vehicles to Address Electrical Issue

February 27, 2013

BMW is recalling 504,545 2008-2012 model-year 1-Series coupes and convertibles, 2007-2011 MY 3-Series coupes and convertibles, 2007-2011 MY 3-Series sedans, 2007-2011 MY 3-Series sports wagons, and 2009-2011 MY Z4 vehicles because of a potential electrical issue, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported.

The connector for the positive battery cable connector and the corresponding terminal on the fuse box may degrade over time. As a result, the high current flow and heat from electrical resistance may lead to a breakage of the connection and cause the vehicle to lose electrical power, NHTSA said.

If there is a loss of electrical power to the vehicle, the vehicle may unexpectedly stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

To remedy the problem, BMW dealers will replace the positive battery cable connector and secure it with an improved method, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin in March. To learn more details, owners can contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or e-mail BMW at [email protected].

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