BMW Group Australia Ltd — BMW E8x 1 Series & E9x 3 Series

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)
See VIN list attached

What are the defects?

Due to a possible electrical connection failure to the cars main battery power cable where it connects into the vehicles fuse box, the car may lose power to several electrical systems within the vehicle.

What are the hazards?

If the electrical fault does occur the car may not be able to be unlocked, or the driver may not be able to start the car. In certain cases the failure may result in a total electrical failure within the vehicle and the car may shut down while driving, posing an accident hazard.

Prior to the electrical failure occuring, the driver will notice the cars instruments "flickering".

What should consumers do?

Known owners will be contacted by BMW Group Australia Ltd or a BMW dealer. Consumers may contact an authorised BMW Service centre, or call the BMW Group Customer Interaction Centre on 1800 813 299 to arrange inspection and repair. Consumers can also contact BMW Group Australia via the BMW Group Australia website

Additionally customers can go to the BMW Group Australia website, and using either their vehicle's VIN or chassis number, check to see if their vehicle has an outstanding technical action, or an outstanding safety recall:

Traders who sold this product

Authourised BMW Group dealers.

Where the product was sold
Dates available for sale
  • 1 March 2007 - 31 October 2011

Responsible regulator

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

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
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