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Alpina D3 (2004 – 2011)

Published on 19. 03. 2021

Problem description:

A contact defect can develop over time due to friction corrosion on the plug connection between the cable harness and the fan controller. The insulation of the cable harness can therefore become damaged over time, which could trigger a short circuit.

This could result in a vehicle fire, even if the car is parked.

The Alpina D3 models affected by this recall were manufactured between 20 July 2004 and 8 July 2011.

Alpina recall code: 0061830500
Affected models: ALPINA B3 / D3
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 3 235

Source: Rapex Alert 11/2021 A12/00394/21

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Type of alert Serious
Make Alpina
Model D3
Production period 20. 7. 2004 - 8. 7. 2011
Risk Fire
Type/number of model Individual approval
Country of origin Germany
Alert submitted by Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in see the source
Measures taken by economic operators Recall of the product from end users
Published by Rapex 20210319



What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a Alpina dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

Check the vehicle's history

UK car-owners can easily make a pre-check by visiting DVLA website and entering the car registration number; it will also reveal the car’s current MOT status.

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