Nearly 17,000 BMWs recalled in Canada

Picture taken on March 13, 2012 shows the logo of a BMW on a car exhibited during the company's...

Picture taken on March 13, 2012 shows the logo of a BMW on a car exhibited during the company's annual results press conference in Munich southern Germany. AFP PHOTO/CHRISTOF STACHE

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:24 AM ET

BMW Canada has recalled 16,750 vehicles that may have battery problems.

The company says a bolt that connects two cables to the battery can come loose, causing a loss of connection. There is also a small chance of fire from the defect.

It's part of a recall affecting 1.3 million cars worldwide, the carmaker announced.

There have been no reported cases of the defect causing crashes or injuries.

In Canada the recall affects the 5 Series Sedan sold between 2004 and 2010, the 5 Series Touring sold between 2006-2010, the 6 Series Coupe and 6 Series Cabriolet sold between 2004 and 2010, the M5 Sedan sold between 2006 and 2010, and the M6 Coupe and M6 Cabriolet sold between 2007 and 2010.

Car owners will receive letters about the recall, the company said.

The recall also affects cars in the U.S., Germany, U.K. and China.

 


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