BMW announced in Frankfurt that it is recalling 1.3 million cars worldwide for an electrical problem.
The recall covers all 2003 to 2010 model 5- and 6-series cars.
BMW says that in a few of the cars, a battery cable covering in the trunk was not installed properly, and it could eventually keep the car from starting and even lead to a fire.
BMW said it has only a handful of complaints and no reports of crashes or injuries linked to the defect.
The company says it should take about 30 minutes to make the fix.
According to the Associated Press there are 290,000 of the affected cars in Germany and 1.3 million globally.