Recall 18V314000

Positive Battery Cable Connection Fails Causing Electrical Power Loss

Recall Details

The positive battery cable connection at the fuse box terminal may degrade and fail, causing a loss of vehicle electrical power. Dealers will replace the positive battery cable connector and secure it with an improved method free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The connection of the positive battery cable at the fuse box terminal may degrade over time, resulting in a loss of electrical power. This can cause the vehicle to stall unexpectedly, which can result in 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 July, 2018. 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, May 14, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 14, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
6,591
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V314000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2010-2011 BMW 335d vehicles with diesel engines. The connection of the positive battery cable at the fuse box terminal may degrade over time, possibly resulting in an intermittent loss of electrical power.
Consequence
A loss of electrical power to the vehicle can cause the vehicle to unexpectedly stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the positive battery cable connector and secure it with an improved method, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 6, 2018. 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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