DETROIT (February 16, 2013)--BMW is recalling almost 570,000 cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a battery cable connector that can fail and cause the engines to stall.
The recall affects 3-Series sedans, wagons, convertibles and coupes from the 2007 through 2011 model years and also in includes 1-Series coupes and convertibles from 2008 through 2012, and the Z4 sports car from 2009 through 2011.
Federal safety regulators say the connector and a fuse box terminal can degrade over time, which can break the electrical connection and cause the cars to lose electrical power and stall unexpectedly.
BMW says it knows of one minor collision in Canada because of the problem, but says no injuries have been reported.
The German automaker will replace battery cable connectors and secure them for free.
The recall will start next month.