BMW Recalls 367,000 2004 to 2010 Model Five and Six Series Cars
BMW has instigated a massive recall
in cooperation with the national Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall covers 367,000 5 and 6 series cars manufactured from 2004 to 2010. The reason for the recall is a loose battery cable connector in the trunk that poses a potential to overheat.
BMW says that in extreme cases the overheating could lead to a smoldering fire in the trunk mat leading to possible BMW flambé. BMW says it only knows of one actual fire in the US. The company suggests owners of affected cars should park the car outdoors until the battery cable can be replaced.
German auto giant Daimler AG (DDAIY) announced mixed results for the second quarter of its fiscal 2014. The results showed improving growth in newer car models, but the company said that there was still a lot more to be done to catch rivals such as BMW (BAMXY).
For the quarter ended June 30, the maker of Mercedes-Benz cars posted net income of €2.20 billion, a 53% year-over-year drop, largely because Daimler recorded a one-time gain from the sale of its stake in Airbus G ... Source: bidness etc
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Jose Alfredo Isagirrez-Mejia, 29, suffered fatal traumatic injuries on Monday, July 21 while working at a construction site in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The incident occurred on a $15 million project managed by Miller Construction Company. It’s the future site of a BMW/MINI dealership and service complex.
Local10.com reports the following about the incident:
a ceiling roof beam “came crashing down”
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