BMW is issuing a recall for its 128i, 135i, 328i, 335i, and Z4 models for a possible issue with the connector for the positive battery cable connector and the corresponding terminal on the fuse box.
The recall affects 2008-2012 1-Series coupes and convertibles manufactured December 2007 through July 2011; 2007-2011 3-Series coupes and convertibles manufactured March 2007 through July 2011; 2007-2011 3-Series sedans manufactured March 2007 through October 2011; 2007-2011 3-Series sports wagons manufactured March 2007 through June 2011; and 2009-2011 Z4 vehicles manufactured March 2009 through June 2011. In total, 570,000 models are affected by the recall in the US and Canada.
The issue is the terminal on the fuse box degrading over time, which could cause a breakage of the connection and a loss of electric power to the vehicle. BMW will notify affected owners and dealers will replace the positive battery cable connector and secure it with an improved method free of charge.
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