367,000 of the affected vehicles are located in the US.
The German automaker is currently undertaking a huge recall of around 1.3 million BMW models across the globe, including some 367,000 vehicles sold in the US and 290,000 in Germany. The recall is said to affect all previous generation 5-Series and 6-Series models built between 2003 and 2010. A statement released by the Bavarian automaker states that 'in some remote cases' the battery cable cover inside the boot of affected models may not have been mounted correctly.
"This can result in the electrical system malfunctioning, the vehicle failing to start and, in some cases, to charring or fire," said BMW. "Vehicle owners will be notified in writing. Affected vehicles will remain at the respective BMW Partner repair workshop for approximately 30 minutes, the service, of course, being free of charge to the customer," BMW said in a statement. BMW also stated that there are no reported accidents or injuries resulting from the fault.