BMW announced a voluntary recall of around 570,000 vehicles in US, Canada, and Australia due to electrical cable problem. The German car manufacturer has already coordinated with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about this issue.
The recalled BMW vehicles include around 504,000 units in the US, and others were sold in Canada. Around 17,500 cars were sold in Australia.
The connector for the positive battery cable connector and the corresponding terminal on the fuse box may degrade over time due to high current flow and heat from electrical resistance. If this happens, there will be loss of electrical power to the vehicle, increasing the risk of accident.
As a measure, BMW of North America said that its dealers will replace the positive battery cable connector of the recalled vehicles and will secure it with an improved method, with no extra charge. This latest BMW recall is being expected to start in March 2013.