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BMW Recalls Over Half a Million Cars

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What Happened

BMW has issued a recall for almost 570,000 cars in the U.S. and Canada because a battery cable connector can fail and cause the engine to stall.

The recall affects popular 3-Series sedans, wagons, convertibles and coupes from the 2007 through 2011 model years. Also included are 1-Series coupes and convertibles from 2008 through 2012, and the Z4 sports car from 2009 through 2011.

The cable connectors and a fuse box terminal in the cars will degrade over time; if this happens the electrical connection will fail and cause the car to lose all electrical power and the engine to stall without warning. This malfunction is happening because of movement between the battery and the battery cable.

The company urges any consumer with an affected car to notify a dealer as soon as possible to have the problem fixed.

The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers’ Perspective

This is yet another massive recall by a large automotive group in the U.S. Toyota issued its fourth major recall in the past four years last month. One could speculate that BMW, Toyota and other automakers have issued these large recalls in recent years because they use common, cheaper parts on multiple models in order to save money. The danger involved with this particular recall is if the engine were to stall in heavy traffic or while crossing an intersection an accident could occur. A stalled engine while travelling at high speeds on an interstate would be a dangerous and scary situation. As a Virginia (VA) personal injury firm we have helped many victims of dangerous and defective products recover damages.

Potentially Helpful Info

Defective and dangerous products come in all shapes and sizes, from cars to cribs.  If you or a family member has been injured, sickened or killed by an unsafe product you can begin to learn about your legal rights and options by reading this free guide.

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Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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