BMW issued a recall today of about 1.3 million cars worldwide over the incorrect mounting of the battery cable cover in 5 and 6 Series models built between 2003 and 2010. The Chicago Tribune reports that BMW is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the problem.
According to BMW, "this can result in the electrical system malfunctioning, the vehicle failing to start and, in some cases, to charring or fire." (aka, fiery death!)The trunk-mounted batteries only take a half hour to repair, and the fix is free.
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