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Old 02-17-2013, 06:55 PM
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Battery cable connector recall

I saw this on the news and now in print. 570,000 BMWs from 2007 through 2011 are involved, inlcuding the popular 3 series.

Anybody have any facts about this?

Says owners will be notified in March.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:49 PM
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The main E90 forum has a post or two on this. It's not a biggie.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:43 PM
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Sounds like a simple thing to fix. Perhaps a new connector, better crimped. Hopefully it is not undersized.


BMW recalling nearly 570,000 1 Series, 3 Series and Z4 models over electrical issue


BMW is recalling roughly 570,000 vehicles in the United States and Canada due to faulty battery cable connectors that can fail, causing the engines in these cars to stall. Of the nearly 570,000 affected vehicles, just over 504,000 are here in the US.

The affected vehicles include 1 Series coupes and convertibles (both 128i and 135i) from the 2008 to 2011 model years; 3 Series sedans, coupes, convertibles and sport wagons (both 328i and 335i) from the 2007 to 2011 model years; and Z4 roadsters from the 2009 to 2011 model years.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, "the connector for the positive battery cable connector and the corresponding terminal on the fuse box may degrade over time," which can eventually lead to a break in the electrical connection and a loss of power in the vehicle. If the car loses power, the engine can stall, which could possibly lead to a crash. The Detroit News reports that BMW knows of one minor collision in Canada as a result of this problem, but no injuries.

The official recall program will kick off in March, at which point BMW will notify owners and dealerships will replace the positive battery cable connector, free of charge. Scroll down for the official NHTSA report.
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:19 AM
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It would appear our d's might not be included in this recall:

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Makes/Models/Model Years:
BMW/128I/2008-2012
BMW/135I/2008-2012
BMW/328I/2007-2011
BMW/335I/2007-2011
BMW/Z4/2009-2011
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs...3V044-6848.PDF
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:36 PM
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Diesels traditionally use higher amperage in their battery connections due to the high compression and glow plugs. We may have more robust cables already.

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Old 03-09-2013, 07:07 PM
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I had the dde recall done last week. They didn't have too many specifics on this yet.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:04 AM
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Amigos like Pierre stated we are different animals we run diferent system therfore I firmly beleive we dont fall under this issue unless ANYONE with a D has come forward about it, otherwise Dont worry be HAPPY!!!
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:03 AM
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Has anyone confirmed that we are not affected by this or has anyone with a d gotten a letter? I had my d in for some other service recently and my SA said I had no open campaigns on my vehicle. I am one to trust but verify though.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:13 AM
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My car has been in for service twice since this recall and I was told my car is not affected. Best thing to do is call your dealer.

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Old 03-28-2013, 09:30 AM
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DZLmoose your are the first ONE to be corrected in any of the forums!!! give us your rap sheet from the dealer
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:31 AM
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DZLmoose your are the first ONE to be corrected in any of the forums!!! give us your rap sheet from the dealer
Woops I meant to say not affected stupid mobile app.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:32 AM
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:03 AM
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k, thanks. Just wanted to make sure.
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According to my SA diesels are not included in the recall. It isn't too painful, I got the vert done this week. Two hours and everything is back in place and doing fine. N4S
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:45 PM
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I was in today and no campaigns showed up for my car, either...but they do have to notify a lot of people...I'm not convinced, yet.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:41 PM
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I stopped by my dealer today and they are SWAMPED due to this recall. The wait time on a simple oil change appointment is now up to 5 weeks!
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:54 PM
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:34 AM
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Stugouts aka Ron1n my car is going in Tuesday for oil leak in the RED hose of the ICs I will confer w the SA and see If its needed. If indeed it is then I owe you a beer here in Puerto Rico if you come on down ok
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:58 PM
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Stugouts aka Ron1n my car is going in Tuesday for oil leak in the RED hose of the ICs I will confer w the SA and see If its needed. If indeed it is then I owe you a beer here in Puerto Rico if you come on down ok
If I come that way, it'll be to check out RENNtech.
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Okay, thread has went a little stale in 19 days. Anyone have an update on the connector recall? Still no letter to me. I'm with Stugots, no news doesn't necessarily mean good news.

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Okay, thread has went a little stale in 19 days. Anyone have an update on the connector recall? Still no letter to me. If with Stugots, no news doesn't necessarily mean good news.
I got the appended email last night. I have a 2011 335d.

April 18, 2013

James Ogara,

Our most recent information shows that you have a BMW included in a recent BMW battery cable campaign. To best serve our clients, we are scheduling visits directly through our hotline at 866-923-5911 to have this work completed. It will take 2-3 hours to complete and we would be happy to reserve a BMW loaner for you when scheduling your visit.

Aside from this campaign, we will continue offering "No Service Appointment Required" for future service work and maintenance.

As a reminder, our BMW Certified Collision Center is available to handle your nicks, dents, and more. We honor all insurance company estimates.
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Weird. Here's what my SA emailed me:

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"Hey John i just ran the vin and no you do not have the battery cable recall. It only applies to the gasoline engines."
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Weird. Here's what my SA emailed me:
The boilerplate of BMW Recall info from NHTSA always includes the following:

"Owners may call BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com."

Has anyone wondering if their vehicle is included tried calling the number listed, or e-mailing BMW to ask? Do they perhaps just tell you to check with your dealer?
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:38 AM
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The boilerplate of BMW Recall info from NHTSA always includes the following:

"Owners may call BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com."

Has anyone wondering if their vehicle is included tried calling the number listed, or e-mailing BMW to ask? Do they perhaps just tell you to check with your dealer?
Penguin I sent them my VIN and asked them to confirm before I schlepp over there.
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