BMW will recall about 1.3 million BWMs world-wide for repair due to problems with a battery-cable cover, one of the German luxury car maker’s largest recalls in recent years. The recall covers all BMW 5 and 6 Series models built between 2003 and 2010. BMW is unaware of any of any accident or injury to date although nine cases of related defects have been reported. Hopefully, this recall keeps it that way.
The recall comes on the heels of BMW’s settlement with U.S. regulators to pay $3 million in civil penalties for failing to report safety defects soon enough. U.S. law requires car makers to report defects within five days and promptly issue a recall to correct the problem.
You can read more in the Wall Street Journal.