Sydney: BMW is recalling almost 570,000 cars in the US and Canada to fix a flaw in a battery cable connector that can cause the engines to stall.
The recall affects the 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, News.com.au reports.
According to the report, the cable connectors and a fuse box terminal in the cars can degrade over time, and that can break the electrical connection between the boot-mounted battery and the fuse box at the front.
If that happens, the cars could lose electrical power, causing the engines to stall unexpectedly, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in documents posted on its website.
The German automaker says dealers will replace the battery cable connector and secure it for free. It will start notifying owners in March, the report said.
First Published: Sunday, February 17, 2013, 13:13