BMW X1, 3 Series, X5 and 1 Series amongst the 750,000 units recalled
BMW has announced a major recall which affects their customers in the US, South Africa, Canada and Japan. A total of 750,000 units, including X1, 3 Series, 1 Series have been affected due to an electrical problem, which can stall the car without any reason.
Speaking about the nature of this problem, BMW has stated that connectors to positive battery cable connectors and terminals of fuse box may be affected which will suffer due to high current flow and heat from electrical resistance. This may result in disruption of connection and loss of electric power to the vehicles in question. This may lead to vehicle either stalling at the least or may even involve a crash in a worst case scenario. To avoid any of the above, the company has instructed its dealers to replace the positive battery cable connector altogether and secure it in place with an advanced mechanics. All these adjustments will be carried out free of charge.
BMW is also recalling 30,265 X5 SUVs produced on September 12, 2006 to March 18, 2010. Here also the problem seems to be power brake failure wherein the brake vacuum pump could spring a leak releasing lubricating oil into the hose. This also could affect loss of power while braking.