BMW is recalling more than 16,000 X5 and X6 models due to the risk of a short-circuit and fire.
“The plug connection from the wiring harness to the blower controller may deteriorate over time. This may cause the plug-in contact to short circuit or overheat,” the company says in its recall notice.
“If the plug-contact short circuits or overheats, this may cause a fire. A vehicle fire could increase the risk of an accident, serious injury or death to vehicle occupants, other road users and bystanders, and/or damage to property.”
- A total of 16,850 vehicles are affected
- Affected X5 and X6 models were available for sale from 1 January 2007 to 31 August 2010
- The VIN list is attached here
- The original recall notice is attached here
BMW is contacting all known owners.
If you own an affected vehicle, you can call the BMW Group Customer Interaction Centre on 1800 813 299 to organise a free inspection and repair.