Yesterday we revealed that BMW has announced a worldwide recall in a post titled BMW recalls 1.3 million cars worldwide to check battery cable covers. But how does this affect South African vehicle owners?
We would like to share a media release found on Moneyweb via I-Net Bridge:
BMW SA says it is recalling 11,780 cars in SA as part of the group’s worldwide measure to carry out repairs.
The models in question include all 5 and 6 Series models built from March 2003 to September 2010, which means all previous generation BMW 5 Series Sedans, BMW M5 Sedans and BMW M5 Touring models, the luxury car manufacturer said in a statement.
All previous generation BMW 6 Series Coupes, Convertibles and BMW M6 Coupes and BMW M6 Convertibles are included in the recall as well.
“Vehicle owners will be notified in writing, requesting them to bring the vehicle to their respective dealership where the repair will be done at no cost to the customer. This repair should not take longer than 30 minutes,” said BMWSA spokesperson, Guy Kilfoil.
In certain cases, the battery cable cover inside the boot of these vehicles may be incorrectly mounted. This could result in an electrical system malfunction, the vehicle failing to start and, in very rare circumstances, the charring of the cables or fire.
BMW said it was not aware of any accidents or injury to persons as a result of this fault, which was brought to light by its internal quality control measures.
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