BMW calls back 324.000 cars in Europe

On Monday, BMW had apologized for about 30 fire accidents in South Korea, now the manufacturer will call you back in Europe cars due to fire risk. Guilt is a module of the exhaust gas purification.


BMW will call back in Europe, almost 323.700 diesel vehicles, a defective exhaust gas recirculation module to be replaced. Studies have shown that there is a malfunction “could be the cause of some of the vehicles,” a fire, says BMW. The Brand announces, according to the company, initially, by a loss of performance, later to find useful in the vehicle. The exhaust gas recirculation is a fundamental part to reduce harmful nitrogen oxides.

In order for a recall in South Korea, expanding to other markets, in Germany, 96.300 cars of the series 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7, as well as SUVs X3, X4, X5, and X6 are affected. Both models with four-cylinder diesel (construction period April 2015 until September 2016) as well as six-cylinder diesel (July 2012 to June 2015) can cause problems. First of all, the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung had reported” on the recall in Europe, according to BMW on a voluntary basis.

In South Korea, are advised as a result of the defect in this year already about 30 BMW’s in the fire, including the car as a service popular 520d. In Europe, too, there had been isolated incidents, so BMW.

Specifically, a cooling liquid in the cleaning of exhaust gases, which can escape. These blended with Oil, soot and dirt, and start the resulting deposition in certain driving situations may fire.

BMW has apologized in South Korea

On Monday, BMW had apologized in South Korea for the engine fires in diesel cars. His company will do everything to allay the unrest among the customers, said the head of BMW Korea, Kim Hyo Joon, South Korean media said. BMW Korea had announced a few days ago for the recall. More than 106,000 cars BMW back orders in the workshop.

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