Can not correcting the recall on a battery cord effect the TCM PCM being damaged

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Asked by Oct 06, 2015 at 06:27 PM about the 2004 BMW 5 Series 520i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I own a 2004 BMW 5 Series which had a recall on the battery cord needing to
be adjusted. The recall was in 2012   Could not taking care of this issue result
in damaging the TCM PCM system?

6 Answers

What do you mean by TCM PCM

A LOOSENING OF THE BOLT CONNECTION. AS IT LOOSENS, AN INCREASE IN ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE AT THIS CABLE CONNECTION IS POSSIBLE AND COULD CAUSE THE CABLE CONNECTION TO OVERHEAT. I never write in all upper case that is pasted, it's just a hold-down bolt and BMW being the superior car company it is issued a voluntarily recall to tighten a single bolt. So in my opinion the answer to your question is no.

Oohh I see. Cut and pasted again POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

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Yes this recall does not include our VIN though. We have had a lot of power issues

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How long is the computer system usually last?

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For the life of the car. The ECU/PCM -- computer - rarely fails

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