Euro Auto, the authorized dealer of BMW in Vietnam, is recalling 178 BMW 5- and 6-series cars in Vietnam for repair due to the problems with the battery-cable cover that was incorrectly installed.
The decision was part of BMW worldwide campaign initiated in late March to recall its autos for the same reason.
The defect “can result in the electrical system malfunctioning, the vehicle failing to start and, in some cases, to charring or fire,” the WSJ quoted BMW as saying in a statement to announce the recall that affects 290,000 cars in Germany and 1.3 million worldwide.
In Vietnam, Euro Auto has reported the recall to Vietnam Registry, the government agency responsible for vehicle safety.
Owners of the BMW series 5 and 6 from the 2003 to 2010 model years across Vietnam will be notified by letter, and the repair will take around 45 minutes, Euro Auto said.