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Faulty, tin-coated battery connectors prompt BMW recall

GasBuddy Blog -- It's the largest BMW recall ever in the U.S. 504,000 vehicles.

The luxury auto producer told NHTSA this week that it will recall about 570,000 vehicles in the United States and Canada because of a faulty battery cable connector that can fail and cause an engine to stall. Bloomberg says the problem is necessitating a recall of 750,000 vehicles worldwide.

The North American recall includes certain 3-series coupes, sedans, convertibles and wagons from 2007 through 2011, as well as 1-series coupes and convertibles from model years 2008 through 2012 and Z4 roadsters from 2009 though 2011.

AutoNews.com says that in a Feb. 7 filing made public on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Web site, the...


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silvereb
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I used to sell BMW's. The people in South Carolina
do take enormous pride in the vehicles they build.
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no one takes pride in good work anymore.
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Tcon: not news anyways.. it's PD's blog. One of GB gods.
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 8:55:00 PM

Old news
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dhan
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:01:27 AM

looks like someone has learned from mistakes others have made in the past.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 5:36:12 PM

Sounds like poor QA and Quality to me
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 2:25:28 PM

Is this an indicator of the quality?
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SkooterG
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 1:57:49 PM

Amazing how a 2 cent part on a high dollar vehicle can cause such a cluster***!
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ouch o_O
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 1:50:36 PM

day 4 for this story
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ok
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Brought to it's knees by a $.25 part.
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The most expensive part of manufacturing is rework. Wake up and stop trying to cut corners to improve profits.
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This article has run for several days now.
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People cutting corners to save a dime...
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What happen to quality control?
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There seem to be a lot of Recalls out there!!!
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To bad.
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Old news
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Bummer for Beemer.
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TIN COATED FOR A BMW!
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Old news to bad something like this happen.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 1:24:02 PM

sounds like someone goofed.
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so even BMWs have problems...
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old news.
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What happened to quality control.
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an old post
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made in china?
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recall!
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very very old news >>
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old, old news
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old post.
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really
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rerun
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Quick action...
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Does BMW need this much publicity even if it is bad?
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x
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Gas engines are the best
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OLD OLD OLD NEws
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again
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Again???????????????
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Is this the 3rd or 4th day for this story?
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Old news.
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Tin is for tin cans not Beemers. Old "news".
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Is this another Dreamliner?
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old news getting older
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Is there a time limit on how many days you are allowed to publish an article?
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