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BMNW Recalls 570,000 models for stalling danger

 2009 thru 2011 BMW Z4 recalled for stalling danger
BMW announced a recall of 570,000 vehicles in North America for power failures that can lead to engine stalling, according to federal safety investigators.

We don't normally talk about recalls here and post car and light truck recalls at our Car Recalls Blog.

But this recall alerted us to a dangerous defect in over half a million BMW models from 2007 model year to 2012 model year vehicles, all of them on US highways.

The danger is high - the warning is serious.

Being recalled? About 504,000 models of the 2008 thru 2012 1 Series, 2007 thru 2011 3 Series and 2009 thru 2011 Z4 models. Also another 33,000 BMWs are being recalled outside of the US. 

The vehicles can suffer from an electrical loss just because of normal road vibrations. Here's the official description.

BMW is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 1-Series coupes and convertibles manufactured December 2007 through July 2011; and 2007-2011 3-Series coupes and convertibles manufactured March 2007 through July 2011; 2007-2011 3-Series sedans manufactured March 2007 through October 2011; 2007-2011 3-Series sports wagons manufactured March 2007 through June 2011; and 2009-2011 Z4 vehicles manufactured March 2009 through June 2011. The connector for the positive battery cable connector and the corresponding terminal on the fuse box may degrade over time. Over time, the high current flow and heat from electrical resistance may lead to a breakage of the connection, and a loss of electrical power to the vehicle.

If that happens, engine stalling can occur - total loss of power and serious danger of an accident.

If you have a BMW, be careful out there. Call your dealer to find out if your vehicle is subject to the recall and, if so, get it in for repairs asap - and drive very carefully in the meantime.

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