Following on from call back notices from many major motor manufacturers, BMW owners are the latest set of UK motorists to find their vehicles the subject of a manufacturer’s recall this week, with the Series 5 and 6 models of the cars affected.
A spokesman for the German car makers said it expected to be in touch with over 100,000 British BMW owners in the next few weeks, giving them instructions on when and where they should take their vehicles to get a battery problem sorted out.
Apparently the fault lies in the fitting of a battery cable cover which requires the cars to be checked. The spokesman for BMW said: “There is an issue with a battery cable cover which, in a small number of cases, has been incorrectly fitted. In rare cases this could result in owners not being able to start their vehicle. In extremely rare cases the electrical system could malfunction, leading to a scorching of the boot floor and a fire may result. This issue has come to light through the continuous testing and development of BMW vehicles and some customer feedback.”
The vehicles affected cover a seven year time frame so owners may prove difficult to find in some cases, however, the company were keen to stress that no accidents or injuries to people has been caused by the fault and the owners motor insurance cover will not be affected by the repair. It is expected that the cars involved will be easy to fix and they should not be in the garage for very long. BMW have issued a customer service number (0800 325 600) for concerned owners but are confident the recall will cause few problems.