BMW recalls battery problem cars
BMW is recalling more than 100,000 cars in the UK because of a battery problem which could, in extreme cases, cause a fire.
The German car firm said it was recalling 1.3 million cars around the world after the problem came to light through "continuous testing" and customer complaints.
A BMW spokesman said it was recalling 109,000 5 Series and 6 Series models in the UK because of "an issue with a battery cable cover which, in a small number of cases, has been incorrectly fitted".
A spokesman for the company said: "In rare cases this could result in owners not being able to start their vehicle. In extremely rare cases the electrical system could malfunction, leading to a scorching of the boot floor and a fire may result.
"This issue has come to light through the continuous testing and development of BMW vehicles and some customer feedback.
"No accidents or injuries to a person have been reported to us. The number of cars affected by this recall during the seven-year time frame in the UK is 109,000.
"Owners of affected cars will be contacted in the coming weeks and asked to arrange a visit to their dealer. Any concerned BMW 5 Series and 6 Series owners should contact the BMW customer service number on 0800 325600."