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Old 03-26-2012, 11:34 AM
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5 series recall for battery problem

Today BMW recalled 1.3 million cars produced between 2003 and 2010.
There seems to be an electrical, battery related, problem.
Is the F10 affected by this problem, or only the E60?

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Old 03-26-2012, 12:26 PM
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Today BMW recalled 1.3 million cars produced between 2003 and 2010.
There seems to be an electrical, battery related, problem.
Is the F10 affected by this problem, or only the E60?
News reports are vague. Some say 5 and 6 series model years 2003-2010 which implies E60, some say vehicles built between 2003-2010, which could include E60 and some of the 2011 F10.

Nothing up on the BMW USA website, yet.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:31 PM
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:26 PM
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From USA Today:

BMW announced in Frankfurt today that it is recalling it is recalling 1.3 million cars worldwide for an electrical problem.

The recall covers all 2003 to 2010 model 5- and 6-series cars.

BMW says that in a few of the cars, a battery cable covering in the trunk was not installed properly, and it could eventually the car from starting and even lead to a fire.

BMW said it has only a handful of complaints and no reports of crashes or injuries linked to the defect.

The company says it should take about 30 minutes to make the fix.

According to the Associated Press there are 290,000 of the affected cars in Germany and 1.3 million globally.

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(Reuters) - BMW AG (BMWG.DE), the world's largest premium carmaker, is recalling about 1.3 million cars for repair worldwide due to a possible problem with a battery cable cover in the trunk, the carmaker said on Monday.

The recall affects 5- and 6-Series BMWs built between 2003 and 2010, BMW said in a statement.

"In some remote cases, the battery cable cover inside the boot of these vehicles may be incorrectly mounted," it said.

"This can result in the electrical system malfunctioning, the vehicle failing to start and, in some cases, to charring or fire," the company said, adding it was not aware of any accidents or injuries to people due to the problem.

Fewer than 1 percent of the cars BMW has so far inspected for the issue have exhibited the problem, a BMW spokesman said. So far, the spokesman said, there have been no reports of fires.

BMW said it was writing to car owners. The repair procedure in a BMW partner workshop would take about 30 minutes to an hour and would be free of charge to customers, it added.

The recall affects about 368,000 cars in the United States and about 293,000 cars in Germany, BMW said. Another 109,000 cars are subject to the recall in Britain and about 102,000 in China, BMW said.

In some European countries, the trunk is called the car's boot.
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:12 AM
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This will explain things

This will explain all my electrical problems. Twice my 2005 525D M sport has gone into meltdown and shut off while driving and all the errors I keep getting. My PDC works 1 in 20 times. Errors being displayed like ABS, Transmission, Windows not closing ect. Flat or low battery in the morning. Ive spent 100,s Trying to sort this problem out. I thought I had a lemon.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:07 AM
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My 5281 would not start on Sunday and I had it towed to the dealer on Monday. It displayed the car on a lift icon when trying to start it. The dealer also told me that it was showing 95,000 miles on it when it actually has something more like 58,000.

They came back to me yesterday recommending a new battery, programming and a draw down test all for a little over $1,000.

Given all of the recall information that has come out today, I'm assuming that this is all related to the recall and should be completely covered by BMW???? Comments.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:30 AM
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My 5281 would not start on Sunday and I had it towed to the dealer on Monday. It displayed the car on a lift icon when trying to start it....They came back to me yesterday recommending a new battery, programming and a draw down test all for a little over $1,000.

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That seems VERY high for a new battery and programming. I had the exact same problem last year...displayed the battery low and "car on a lift" icon. My dealer said the charging system just needed to be re-programmed. The re-programming took about an hour to complete and I've had no problems in the last year. Mine was free as it was still under warranty. You should be able to get a new OEM BMW battery and programming (registering) at most dealers for around $500. Shop around for another dealer.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:11 AM
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My 5281 would not start on Sunday and I had it towed to the dealer on Monday. It displayed the car on a lift icon when trying to start it. The dealer also told me that it was showing 95,000 miles on it when it actually has something more like 58,000.

They came back to me yesterday recommending a new battery, programming and a draw down test all for a little over $1,000.

Given all of the recall information that has come out today, I'm assuming that this is all related to the recall and should be completely covered by BMW???? Comments.
I'm now being told that the need to do a "draw down" test because the system keeps waking up when it supposed to be asleep.

Has anyone had this problem?

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Old 03-27-2012, 11:17 AM
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What year model is your 528?

This is the F10 forum and I think the recall is applying to the E60.

I've had both so will be watching the mail to see for sure.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:36 PM
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The dealer also told me that it was showing 95,000 miles on it when it actually has something more like 58,000.
They must have been quoting the number in kilometers as 95,000 kiklometers is approx. 59,000 miles.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:46 PM
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What year model is your 528?

This is the F10 forum and I think the recall is applying to the E60.

I've had both so will be watching the mail to see for sure.
I ques it only concerns the E60.
In our cars the battery is wrongfully placed, with a total new set up.
But till now I could not find the exact information about which cars are being recalled.
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