BMW Recalls cars in Europe for Fire Hazards. After a recall from BMW in South Korea, where 27 copies of the 520d were already on fire this year, the brand is now calling back cars to the workshop in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe.
BMW Netherlands has since confirmed the news.
In our country, the recall action relates to 6,764 cars. In Europe, it would be 324,000 vehicles.
“Owners of these cars will be reached somewhere in the coming weeks,” according to the importer.
In Germany itself, 96,300 cars would have to go back to the dealer for a repair.
It should stop motor fires from arising in this part of the world.
The Dutch importer reveals that research by the brand has shown that a failure in the exhaust gas recirculation module,
could lead to a fire in a specific number of diesel cars on the European market.
During the recall, this EGR module is checked, and any defective components are replaced.
In Europe, the recall does not only relate to the 5-series.
The 3-, 4-, 5-, 6- and 7-series and the X3, X4, X5 and X6 with a four-cylinder diesel engine, produced between April 2015 and December 2016.
Also, the recall action includes the six-cylinder diesel engines for those models built between July 2012 and June 2015.
BMW Korea declared last month recall for 106,000 cars for an inquiry of the exhaust gas recirculation system.
The brand has formally apologised in that country.
Politics also intervened in the matter. Deputy Minister of Transport Sohn Byeong-Seok called on BMW owners,
to go on their road with their vehicles only after the examining of the system.