It’s been an expensive year for BMW on the recall front. January saw MINI recall 235,000 Cooper and JCW models to fix a faulty auxiliary water pump on the turbo, and now a massive 1.3 million BMW 5 Series and 6 Series cars are being recalled.
The cars affected are the BMW 5 and 6 Series built between 2003 and 2010 where BMW has discovered a battery cable cover in the boot may have been mounted incorrectly. If this has happened BMW say it could result in electrical malfunctions, the car failing to start and even, in the most serious cases, charring and possible fire.
Owners of 5 and 6 Series cars shouldn’t panic, as out of the 1.3 million floating around the world’s roads just nine cars have had serious issues. But BMW are taking no chances and are sending letter to owners of all 5 and 6 series cars to book an appointment for a free fix at their local BMW dealers. The fix should take about 30 minutes.
The BMW 5 and 6 Series were also recalled in 2010 to fix an issue with a potential loss of vacuum in the brake system. That recall affected a total of 350,000 V8 and V12 BMWs and also included the 7 Series and Rolls Royce models built between 2001 and 2009.
If you own a 5 or 6 Series and think you may be unknown to BMW you can call BMW Customer Service on 0800 325 600. The new 5 and 6 Series models are not affected.