1999 BMW 740ILA Electrical System Battery Cables Recall

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1999 BMW 740ILA Electrical System Battery Cables Recall

 NHTSA Recall #9234
NHTSA Compaign #99V004000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerBAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE
 SupplierBMW
 BrandBMW
 Model740ILA
 Model Year1999
 ComponentELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES
 Date of notification26/02/99
 Begin date of manufacuring28/08/98
 End date of manufacturing22/09/98
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received04/01/99
 Report created21/01/99
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units1615
 Defect summaryVehicle description: passenger vehicles. The thickness of the main positive electrical cable (generator to starter) insulation is less than specified, making it susceptible to being abraded or cut by the clip that secures the cable to the generator.
 Consequence summaryThe cable insulation can be worn away, exposing the wire. The wire could contact the clip or a short circuit could occur.
 Corrective actionDealers will apply a thickness of insulating tape to the cable in the area of the clip, and install a revised clip.
 Recall notesOwner notification began february 26, 1999. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact bmw at 1-800-831-0117. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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