Mar. 27, 2012 (China Knowledge) - BMW AG, the world's largest premium car maker by sales volume, will recall 120,246 vehicles in China, due to faulty batteries in the vehicles' trunks, said the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine
in a statement published on its website today.
The quality control agency said that the to-be-recalled vehicles include the BMW 5 Series, BMW 6 Series Coupe and BMW 6 Series Convertible models that were produced between 2003 and 2010.
The recall, which involves both imported and domestically-made vehicles, will begin May 10.
The agency noted that an installation flaw of the batteries may lead to safety risks.
In 2011, the automaker sold 232,586 BMW and Mini models in mainland China, reflecting a year-on-year increase of 37.6% from 168,998 vehicles. The mainland is currently the Germany-based auto maker's third largest market worldwide, China Knowledge reported earlier