BMW has announced a 2013 recall on 750,000 vehicles due to unexpected stalls caused by electrical failure. Cars affected by the defect are located in South Africa, Japan, Canada, and the United States.
Which models are affected by the recall?
3-Series sedans, coupes, convertibles and sports wagons from the 2007-2011 model years as well as the 1-Series coupes and convertibles from 2008-2012 will be affected by the recall. In Canada, the 2012 X1 may also be included in the recall.
What causes the electrical failure?
In these specific models it was found that a battery cable connection with a fuse box could degrade over time, causing the engine to stall due to a loss of electric power.
Are there any known accidents attributed to the defect?
In February, BMW identified one crash in Canada that was related to the issue; the crash did not end in injury.
What do I do if my car is one of those affected?
Call your local BMW technician to schedule an appointment to have your Bimmer checked for the defect. They’ll be able to help you schedule a repair for your BMW to have the problem resolved.