BMW to recall 7000 vehicles in UAE due to a minor electrical fault.

It’s the season of recalls for the German automotive world, after Porsche announcing recalls for Cayenne earlier this year, BMW has announced a recall of 7000 vehicle in UAE. The German giant under the dealership of AMGC said the 5 and 6 Series of BMW’s manufactured from 2003 to 2010 have been detected with a minor electrical problem. “The issue involves a cover of the battery cable in the trunk of the car,” said Leanne Blanckenberg, corporate communications manager for BMW Group Middle East.


This defect has been detected in 6,900 vehicles in UAE and 1.3 million vehicles around the world leading to a world wide recall. “This battery cable cover can, in some rare cases, be mounted incorrectly.This can cause electrical problems, a failure to start the vehicle as well as – in rare cases – fires” explained Ms. Blanckenberg. There have been no accidents reported on this fault so far.

Currently, BMW is contacting its customers in UAE requesting them to take their cars to the dealer’s workshop for a testing. “The checks will include the inspection of the clip-mounted battery cable cover, the replacement of the upper plastic cover and additional sealing,” said Ms Blanckenberg.

This testing should take a less than 30 minutes and if any faults are identified, they will be immediately repaired absolutely free of cost.


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