BMW Australia Ltd—BMW 1 Series, 3 Series, X1 & Z4 motor vehicles

Identifying features

CPA No: 33113. 1 Series - E87
CPA No: 33767. 3 Series - E90
CPA No: 41751. E84 X1
CPA No: 41041. Z4 Series - E89

What are the defects?

The plug-in contact of the battery-positive cable on the front power distributor (fitted behind the glove compartment) may be damaged by vehicle vibrations. Damage to the plug-in contact may impair the power supply to the vehicle.

What are the hazards?

As a result, access to the vehicle may no longer function (door locks), or the vehicle may no longer be started. In individual cases the engine may stall, the power steering may lose assistance and the electrical system may fail while driving. The situation becomes noticeable by flickering of the instrument panel and, where applicable, dipping of the engine (short, noticeable power drop). These issues pose a hazard to the drive and other road users.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should contact an authorised BMW motor vehicle service centre, or call the BMW Group Australia Customer Interaction Centre on freecall: 1800 813 299.

Traders who sold this product

BMW dealers Australia wide

Where the product was sold
Dates available for sale
  • 1 March 2007 - 28 February 2011

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
Product category