BMW to recall over 4,000 cars in UAE; 1.3 million worldwide

5- and 6-Series BMWs built between 2003 and 2010 are suspected to have battery cable cover problem

Approximately 4,297 BMW vehicles are expected to be recalled in the UAE. This is a part of the global recall by the company, which has affected 1.3 million vehicles.

“Approximately 4297 BMW vehicles are potentially affected in our market. The production dates of these vehicles range from 2003 until 2010,” Kevin Hughes, General Manager at AGMC told 'Emirates24|7'.

“The safety of our customers is paramount, thus we are contacting our customers via our customer call centre [and] asking them to bring their vehicles in for checking. Checking and rectification, if required, will take no more than 30 minutes and shall be free of charge to the customer,” he added.

BMW AG, the world's largest premium carmaker, is recalling about 1.3 million cars for repair worldwide due to a possible problem with a battery cable cover in the trunk, the carmaker said on Monday.

The recall affects 5- and 6-Series BMWs built between 2003 and 2010, BMW said in a statement.

"In some remote cases, the battery cable cover inside the boot of these vehicles may be incorrectly mounted," it said.

"This can result in the electrical system malfunctioning, the vehicle failing to start and, in some cases, to charring or fire," the company said, adding it was not aware of any accidents or injuries to people due to the problem.

Less than one per cent of the cars BMW has so far inspected for the issue have exhibited the problem, a BMW spokesman said. So far, the spokesman said, there have been no reports of fires.

BMW said it was writing to car owners. The repair procedure in a BMW partner workshop would take about 30 minutes to an hour and would be free of charge to customers, it added.

The recall affects about 368,000 cars in the United States and about 293,000 cars in Germany, BMW said. Another 109,000 cars are subject to the recall in Britain and about 102,000 in China, BMW said.

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