Fire Hazard Forces BMW Recall of 1.4M vehicles
BMW of North America has issued two recalls covering about one million vehicles that contain parts implicated in car fires that can start under the hood.
A spokesman for the German automaker said that the risk of fire is very low in both cases, but the company said it was asking car owners “in an abundance of caution” to keep their affected vehicles parked outdoors until they are repaired.
The first recall covers more than 672,000 cars. It includes several BMW 3 Series models from 2006-11 with wiring and electrical conductors in the climate control system that are vulnerable to overheating, BMW told the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration on Thursday.
The second, more extensive recall involves the 2008-11 128i and various other 2007-11 models with six-cylinder engines, such as the 328i and the 525i. In these vehicles, the heater designed to keep the positive crankcase ventilation from freezing has the potential to short-circuit, causing the parts inside its valve to melt. The crankcase ventilation system helps gases escape from an internal combustion engine.
In both cases, repairs are expected to start Dec. 18.
Recalled models include:
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- Written by Jill Fowler