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 |  Mar 26 2012, 1:58 PM


BMW is issuing a recall for all 5 and 6 Series models that were built between 2003 and 2010, approximately 1.3 million vehicles worldwide. 

The issue is a battery cable cover located in the trunk which may be incorrectly mounted. This can result in an electrical system malfunction, which may lead to charring and possibly fire.

BMW says that there have been no accidents or injuries reported to date, due to this problem.

Still, the automaker is issuing written notice to all owners as soon as possible. The company claims that the repair will take 30 minutes at any authorized BMW dealership or mechanic and will be free of charge to the customer.

Update: The recall affects 367,000 vehicles in the U.S. and 290,000 in Germany, according to BMW.