According to Forbes online
and many other news outlets, BMW is recalling 1.3 million cars
worldwide because the battery cable cover in the trunk might be incorrectly
mounted. Based on this defect, BMW says the electrical system can
malfunction, meaning the vehicle could fail to start, or in the worst cases,
the system could char or catch fire.
The BMW car recall affects 5-series and 6-series
models built between 2003 and 2010, the company said. BMW says fewer than 1
percent of those cars have encountered a problem, and it doesn’t know of any
accidents, injuries or fires.
This has been a trend the past few years with
many foreign car makers. Toyota, of course, issued a massive recall due to
issues with a faulty accelerator. Lexus also had a smaller sized defect
recall a year ago.
If you or someone you know has been injured by a
Chicago auto defect or Chicago car accident, then call Chicago personal injury attorney Aaron Bryant for a free consultation at 312-588-3384 or go to the firm
website at www.blgchicago.com.