The last car recall we discussed was a few days ago, but now there is another as BMW has announced a list of recalls, which includes the 1 Series, 3 Series and also the Z4. The reason for these recalls is due to an electrical issue, which we’ll look at in a little while.
There is said to be about 570,000 BMW vehicles affected by this recall, so this is one of the worst for 2013. These BMW recalls only affect those in Canada and the US, so no fears for those of you in the UK.
Included in the lists of BMW vehicles in this latest recall are the 2008 to 2011, 1 Series (128i and 135i), 2007 to 2011 3 Series (328i and 335i) and also the 2008 to 2011 Z4 roadster.
It seems that a faulty battery is to blame, well the connectors to be more precise. It seems that in some cases these can fail and could cause the engine to cut out, which could be very serious because you would lose your power steering and also the brakes as well.
The risk of crash is very high in this instance, which is why this recall will need to happen. We can remember a similar recall in Europe last year, and the solution is the same, as the BMW dealer will need to replace the positive cable connector on the battery free of charge.
If you fear that you are affected by this and wish to check to see if your vehicle will need to be recalled, then you would need to contact BMW or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, their phone numbers are 1-800-525-7417 and 1-888-327-4236 respectively.
It would be far easier if BMW offer a VIN check, so you could find out much quicker if your model was affected by this recall.