A huge recall of BMW luxury cars in the US have currently been taking place. There are reports of BMW cars catching on fire due to some issues in the manufacturing process. They also advise owners to park their car outdoors until the dealers replace the faulty equipment. Read the full story in this report by Daily Mail.
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BMW Luxury Cars | High Risks of Underhood Fire Hazard
BMW has recalled more than 1 million cars and SUVs in the US due to the risk of fires under the hood, and it’s recommending that they be parked outdoors until repairs are made.
In the two separate recalls, the German carmaker says the risk of fire is very low in both cases, but the vehicles should say outside ‘in an abundance of caution.’ Repairs are expected to start on December 18.
The first voluntary recall affects certain BMW 3 Series models from 2006 to 2011, the company said in a statement.
There are two separate issues involving this extensive recall. The first recall was for BMW 2006-2011 3 Series cars which included more than 672,000 vehicles. The issue involves electrical conductors and wiring in the climate control system that can overheat and create a fire.
The second recall, on the other hand, is for 2008-2011 128i along with other 2007-2011 models that have a 6-cylinder engine. These include models like 328i and 525i. There are 740,000 cars involved in this recall. The problem has something to do with a faulty heater valve. In this model, the heater built to prevent the positive crankcase ventilation from freezing which has the possibility to short-circuit. It could also cause the plastic that surrounds the regulator to melt and increase the chance of a fire.
Cases of Fire
According to an investigation, there are over forty cases in the last five years of parked BMWs suddenly bursting into flames. Some of these cars were even turned off for days. There are also incidents similar to this in other countries like South Korea. BMW said these issues are related to equipment failure and said it could be due to improper maintenance. However, they announced dealers would change the faulty components without charge and owners will receive a notification on December 18.
Still, Want to Ride a BMW?
These issues of car fire strapped the mighty German giant on the hot seat. Almost five million BMWs are hitting the US roads and concerns over their safety is something that should be taken care of immediately. BMW has a reputation for making exceptional cars. Some of their cars even appeared in a couple of James Bond flicks.
Like other car makers, they too, have mechanical issues at some point. This recall has a large impact on buyers. To some, a BMW luxury car might lose its appeal, but for those hardcore BMW enthusiasts, this issue is a no biggie. Not all people share the same point of view. It’s up to you if you still want to ride a BMW.
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