Feb 19 BMW is recalling 569,830 of its
vehicles in the United States and Canada due the chance of an
electrical failure that may cause the cars to stall
unexpectedly, U.S. regulators and the company said.
The recall affects Bayerische Motoren Werke AG's popular
3-Series sedans, convertibles, coupes and sports wagons as well
as its 1-Series coupes and convertibles and Z4 two-seat
A battery cable connection with a fuse box on the cars may
degrade over time, which could cause the engine to stall because
of a loss of electric power, increasing the risk of a crash, the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a report
issued on Monday.
BMW on Tuesday said that there was one crash, in Canada,
reported to the company related to the issue, which did not
cause injury. There have been no reported crashes or injuries in
the United States, BMW said.
BMW is recalling 504,545 cars in the United States and
another 65,285 in Canada, the company said.
The vehicles involved in the recall in both countries
include the 3-Series sedans, coupes, convertibles and sports
wagons from the 2007-2011 model years, the 1-Series coupes and
convertibles from model years 2008-2012 and the Z4 vehicles from
model years 2009-2011.
Among the recalls in Canada are 1,800 X1 compact crossover
vehicles from the model year 2012. The X1 was not yet on sale in
the U.S. market in the period covered by the recalls, BMW said.