In order to carry out a quality assurance measure, BMW is recalling all BMW 5 and 6 Series models of the previous generation E60/61/63/64, built between 2003 and 2010 and still on the streets for repair at authorised dealers.
BMW has discovered that in some remote cases, the battery cable cover inside the trunk area of these vehicles may be incorrectly mounted. This can result in the electrical system malfunctioning, the vehicle failing to start and, in some cases, charring or fire.
BMW is not aware of any accidents or injury to persons resulting from this fault. Vehicle owners will be notified in writing. Affected vehicles will remain at the respective BMW Partner repair workshop for approximately 30 minutes, the service, of course, being free
of charge to the customer.
Approximately 1.3 million vehicles worldwide are affected.
Source: http://www.bimmerfile.com/2012/03/27/bm ... ire-scare/