Automotive recall

Transport Canada Recall - 2012109 - BMW

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Last updated

Summary

Product
Car recalled by BMW
Issue
Vehicle - Electrical
What to do

Please see corrective actions section below

Affected products

2004 | BMW | 5 SERIES, 2004 | BMW | 6 SERIES, 2005 | BMW | 5 SERIES, 2005 | BMW | 6 SERIES, 2006 | BMW | 5 SERIES, 2006 | BMW | 6 SERIES, 2007 | BMW | 5 SERIES, 2007 | BMW | 6 SERIES, 2008 | BMW | 5 SERIES, 2008 | BMW | 6 SERIES, 2009 | BMW | 5 SERIES, 2009 | BMW | 6 SERIES, 2010 | BMW | 5 SERIES, 2010 | BMW | 6 SERIES

Issue

On certain vehicles, the insulated bulkhead connector (used to join the two halves of the positive battery cable) may have been incorrectly installed during vehicle assembly. Over time, the bolt connection could loosen, which would increase electrical resistance. In addition, an incorrectly insulated bulkhead connector could allow humidity to accumulate at this location, causing current leakage. These issues could cause the cable connection to overheat, which could result in a vehicle fire causing property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: Dealers will inspect and, as necessary, secure the insulated bulkhead connector. In addition, protective grease will be added to the area and the plastic battery positive terminal cover will be replaced.

Additional information

Background

Visit Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls Database for the original recall.

Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Automotive recall
Category
Vehicles - Car
Published by
Transport Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-70984
Transport Canada ID
2012109