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Recall 17V087000

Engine Stalls And Will Not Restart

Recall Details

The positive battery cables may develop high resistance in the connections to the fuse box. This could cause the vehicle to stall and not restart. Dealers will replace the positive battery cable connector with one that is silver coated and better secure it to the fuse box free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

An electrical connection issue with the battery cables and the fuse box could cause the vehicle to stall and not restart. This could cause an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your BMW must be performed by a BMW dealership. BMW will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in April, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local BMW dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Electrical & Lights, February 9, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 9, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,160
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V087000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014 X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i and X1 xDrive35i vehicles. The affected vehicles may have battery positive (B+) cables that develop high resistance in the connections to the fuse box.
Consequence
The high resistance may result in loss of the cable's electrical connection, possibly causing an engine stall and preventing the vehicle from restarting, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the B+ cable connector with one that is silver coated and better secure it to the fuse box, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 3, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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