BMW has announced a recall of 1.3 million cars world wide. The recall affects 5- and 6-Series BMWs built between 2003 and 2010, BMW said in a statement. Axxording to BMW "This can result in the electrical system malfunctioning, the vehicle failing to start and, in some cases, to charring or fire...". BMW said it was notifying car owners in writing. The repair procedure in a BMW partner workshop would take about 30 minutes to an hour and would be free of charge to customers, it added. The recall affects about 368,000 cars in the United States and about 293,000 cars in Germany, BMW said. Another 109,000 cars are subject to the recall in Britain and about 102,000 in China, BMW said.