BMW needs to expand a recall due to fire hazard. Problems the exhaust gas recirculation. Affected are all model series with Four – and six-cylinder diesel engines.
BMW is expanding an existing recall and to get 1.6 million diesel vehicles in the workshops. Studies have shown that in some cars the glycol-cooling fluid from the cooler to the exhaust gas recirculation can escape. Together with the high temperatures in this component and the existing soot particles could come in “very rare cases” of a Brand, it was said in the case of BMW.
In Germany 328.000 vehicles of all BMW model series with Four – or six-cylinder diesel engines of different production periods affected. Four-cylinder diesel, which were built between March 2011 and March 2017, as well as six-cylinder diesel from the period of August 2010 to January 2017 will soon be in the workshop. In the case of the four cylinders of the component concerned, in the case of the six-cylinder engines would be examined whether the Problem occurs on the car and the component is then – if necessary – replaced, said a BMW spokesman. The affected vehicle owners will be contacted by BMW.
Extension of an existing recall
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. At the beginning of August already 323.700 diesel vehicles were recalled in Europe, in Germany at the time, 96.300 BMW were affected. In the current expansion of the recall, it was purely a precautionary measure, said a spokesman for the company, because the number of cases was significantly lower than that of the first recall.