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BMW 5 Series and 6 Series vehicle recall

March 27, 2012

BMW is recalling a number of BMW 5 Series and BMW 6 Series models.

Vehicles and production range concerned are as follows:

Model Production Dates
BMW 5 Series Saloon, E60 03/2003 to 09/2010
BMW 5 Series Touring, E61 03/2004 to 05/2010
BMW M5 Saloon, E60 02/2005 to 12/2009
BMW M5 Touring, E61 02/2007 to 04/2010
BMW 6 Series Coupe, E63 09/2003 to 07/2010
BMW 6 Series Convertible, E64 12/2003 to 07/2010
BMW M6 Coupe, E63 03/2005 to 07/2010
BMW M6 Convertible, E64 09/2006 to 07/2010


This voluntary recall is being carried out due to a potential problem with a battery cable cover in the boot.  In some remote cases, the battery cable cover inside the boot of these vehicles may be incorrectly mounted. This can result in the electrical system malfunctioning, the vehicle failing to start and, in some cases, to charring or fire.

This recall affects approximately 9,000 vehicles in Ireland.

What to do:

Letters will be sent by BMW to owners of the affected vehicles and customers will be asked to arrange an appointment to have the required repair work completed at their authorised service agent. Customers can also call BMW’s freephone number 1890 719 410 for more details.

Any work carried out as part of this recall will be completed free of charge.

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