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1300 late-model BMWs recalled in NZ over fire-scare

Owners of 1300 late model BMWs recalled in New Zealand will get faulty battery cables, which could cause fire, replaced free.

BMW New Zealand’s communications manager Edward Finn says the replacement process was a simple switch and would take about 30 minutes.

The recalls occurred because of a fault in battery cables, which could short the vehicle and stop it starting, Mr Finn says.

The recall applies to all five and six series models made between March 2003 and September 2010. Worldwide 1.3 million cars were recalled.

The worst-case scenario is a car catching fire.

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This is very unfortunate. Many cars today have defected auto parts. First its Toyota and now BMW? What is happening to the automotive industry? They should be more careful in building their cars.