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BMW recalls more than 500,000 cars

8:14 AM, Feb 18, 2013   |    comments
A detail of the wheel of the BMW Z4 M Coupe as it makes its world premiere during the 76th Geneva International Motor Show on February 28, 2006 in Geneva, Switzerland. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
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(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- BMW is recalling 504,545 vehicles in the U.S., including recent model year 3 Series sedans, as well as its 1 Series coupe and the Z4 sports car, due to a battery cable problem that can cause the cars to stall unexpectedly.

The recall includes 3 Series sedans, wagons, convertibles and coupes from the 2007 through 2011 model years, 1 Series coupes and convertibles from the 2008 through 2012 model years, and the Z4 from 2009 through 2011.

The Los Angeles Times reports that BMW has documented a crash in Canada caused by the problem, but doesn't know of any accidents or injuries in the U.S.

The newspaper reports that in a filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, BMW said it believes less than 1 percent of the recalled vehicles are affected by the problem.

(Atlanta Business Chronicle)

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