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BMW Recalls 1.3 Million Cars Worldwide in its Biggest Recall Ever

German auto company BMW issued its largest recall ever on Wednesday, covering 1.3 million cars worldwide. The BMW recall affects approximately 368,000 vehicles in the U.S., which is more than the number of cars it sold in the country last year.

The company has concluded that a battery cable cover located in the trunk might be incorrectly mounted, explains Forbes. The improperly installed cable can disconnect and cause the electrical system to malfunction, preventing the car from starting. It can also overheat and cause charring and fires. This can occur even when the car is not being driven, according to Los Angeles Times.

Thus far, no accidents, injuries or fires have been reported, and the defect is believed to only be present in about 1% of all covered cars.

The BMW recall affects four specific vehicles. It includes BMW 5 Series Sedans and Sports Wagons produced between June 1, 2003 and March 31, 2010. It also covers 6 Series Coupes and Convertibles produced between September 1, 2003 and July 31, 2010.

BMW will begin contacting owners in April, reports the Los Angeles Times. At that time, customers will be asked to visit an Authorized BMW SAV Center where service staff will inspect and repair the car for free. The repair is expected to take no more than 30 minutes to fix.

If you have any other questions about the BMW recall, you can contact BMW Customer Relations and Services at (800) 525-7417 or visit the company's online recall information center

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