BMW Australia has issued a recall of 16,850 examples of 2007 to 2010 (MY2007-10) E70 X5 and E71 X6 models due to a potential issue with an electric plug.
The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the plug connection from the wiring harness to the blower controller may deteriorate over time, causing a short circuit or overheating.
BMW is contacting owners to organise inspection and repair of the defect.
A spokesperson for BMW Australia has confirmed to CarAdvice there are no major incidents involving vehicles in Australia caused by the fault, and the recall is purely precautionary.
A full list of vehicle identification numbers of the 16,850 cars involved in the recall can be found here.
To check if your vehicle is affected, click here, or call BMW Australia on 1800 813 299.