BMW Company to recall 1.3m cars worldwide due to battery problem

BMW is recalling more than 1.3 million cars worldwide because of a battery problem which could cause a fire. Included model on the recall are BMW 5 Series and 6 Series. as reported by international news sites, March 26, 2012.

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The recall affects more than 100,000 cars in the UK, 368,000 cars in the United States and about 293,000 cars in Germany, 109,000 cars are subject to the recall in Britain and about 102,000 in China, BMW said.

The BMW assured the affected clients that car check is free of charge and would only take 30 minutes.

Below is the transcript of the statements released by the BMW Company spokesman:

 “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.

“No accidents or injuries to a person have been reported to us. The number of cars affected by this recall during the seven-year time frame in the UK is 109,000.

“Owners of affected cars will be contacted in the coming weeks and asked to arrange a visit to their dealer.”

Any concerned BMW 5 Series and 6 Series owners should contact the BMW customer service number on  0800 325600 .

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