posted 5 years ago

BMW recall 100,000 cars in the UK

BMW is recalling more than 100,000 cars in the UK due to a battery problem which could in extreme cases cause a fire

BMW is recalling more than 100,000 cars in the UK due to a battery problem which could in extreme cases cause a fire.

A BMW spokesman said it was recalling 109,000 5 Series and 6 Series models in the UK because of "an issue with a battery cable cover which, in a small number of cases, has been incorrectly fitted. In rare cases this could result in owners not being able to start their vehicle. In extremely rare cases the electrical system could malfunction, leading to a scorching of the boot floor and a fire may result. This issue has come to light through the continuous testing and development of BMW vehicles and some customer feedback.”

No accidents or injuries to a person have been reported. The number of cars affected by this recall during the seven-year time frame in the UK is 109,000. Owners of affected cars will be contacted in the coming weeks and asked to arrange a visit to their dealer.

Any concerned BMW 5 Series and 6 Series owners should contact the BMW customer service number on 0800 325600.


I use to work for a BMW dealer. They did this in the past recalling a huge number of E36's for a radiator filler cap fault. This way, BMW can approach DVLA and attain ALL registered E36 owners for future marketing...and they did! Clever BMW ;)

@ Julian. New gearbox for my friend's honda jazz. KNOWN PROBLEM WITH BEARING!!!!!

Hi i have got a BMW 1 series there has been a problem with the abs/braking system light on dash and bmw won't recall.and told it is a common problem has anyone els had this problem thanks dave

I have a BMW 1 series with aknown fault,error code 186,does anyone else have the same problem. Only seems to apply to the 1 series, should these have not been recalled?

I was recently the owner of a BMW 1 series Until timing chain failed , causing engine failure and £6,000 repair / engine replacement. Mechanical failure ? Has this happened to you ?? V

@Julian - not this time, but about three quarters of a million over the last couple of years!

BMW seem to recall more cars than any other manufacturer; I drive Honda's so not an issue with anything going wrong