By Mark Kleis
Monday, Mar 26th, 2012 @ 8:17 pm
 
Global luxury automaker BMW has discovered a safety flaw in its 5-Series and 6-Series vehicles sold worldwide, prompting a global recall that includes a total of 1.3 million cars worldwide.

Of the 1.3 million, 367,000 of the affected vehicles are located in the U.S. The problem being addressed in the recall is centered around a battery cable cover that may have been improperly installed, which could in turn chafe a cable, potentially causing electrical issues or even fire.

The problem spans over most of last decade, with model years 2003 through 2010 being affected. The repair is expected to take only about 30 minutes and will be completed free of charge by BMW dealers.

To date, no known injuries or deaths have occurred as a result of the defect.