In certain BMW models, connector cables attached to a trunk battery could have potentially been wired wrong. This mechanical error has caused BMW to announce an international recall of the defective vehicles.
In the United States, 367,000 vehicles are being recalled, with 39,000 2010 5 Series sedans making up a large part. If the battery connectors become loose in the vehicle, they could create friction and overheat. In one reported case in the United States, a fire started due to this problem.
No injuries have currently been reported, but BMW has advised owners of these vehicles to park their cars outside until they are able to have the problem fixed. All BMW dealers will be equipped to handle these repairs starting at the beginning of April, and no charge will be issued to owners.
Please contact the Wausau car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 if you or someone you know has been injured due to a defective car part.