BMW recalls 1.3 million vehicles due to defective cable cover

Posted on March 26, 2012

A recently announced worldwide recall is a reminder that even minor-seeming product defects can cause serious risks when automobile safety is concerned.

BMW has announced a voluntary recall of approximately 1.3 million vehicles globally, because of a potential defect in the battery cable cover located in the car’s trunk. The recall involves BMW series 5 and 6, manufactured between the years of 2003 to 2010. According to the auto manufacturer, the battery cable cover located in the trunk may be imprecisely mounted in some cases, which can cause the vehicle’s electrical system to misfire. This can result in ignition failure, and the potential for a fire hazard. The company says it has received no reports of collisions or injury caused by the defective battery cable cover.

BMW has begun informing consumers of the issue. Owners of the vehicles affected by the recall can return vehicles to authorized mechanics for repair. The repair will take about 30 minutes and will be provided to consumers at no cost to the owner.

As a licensed and experienced Riverside car accident attorney, I hope this recall is conducted in an efficient and effective manner in order to repair this problem before anyone is injured, but I am all too aware that defective products often cause hurt and harm. If you have been injured by a malfunctioning auto part, please consider discussing your case with a highly qualified Riverside personal injury lawyer.

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