BMW has recalled 1.3 million cars worldwide due to a battery cable cover problem, which could potentially cause a fire, according to the luxury car manufacturer. Some 367,000 cars have been recalled in the U.S and 290,000 cars have been recalled in Germany, and includes cars from the 5 and 6 series built between 2003-2010.
In a statement, BMW warned that some battery cable covers in the trunk could have been mounted incorrectly. “This can result in the electrical system malfunctioning, the vehicle failing to start and, in some cases, to charring or fire.”
There have been no reports of injuries due to the problem, but BMW is taking all the appropriate precautions in the situation after 9 cases of the problem were reported to the company.
Owners of the cars are being notified by BMW and should the car need repair, it will undergo a procedure that only takes 30 minutes, according to the company.