South Korea wants to put a high fire risk BMW breast

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The inspection of the fire risk BMW is not the South Korean authorities, apparently, fast enough. The Ministry of transport is doing now with the threat of a ban on driving for about 20,000 BMW vehicles pressure.


After a series of engine fires, the South Korean Ministry of transport has banned all BMW cars without a safety inspection from Wednesday onward travel. BMW has recalled in the country of 106,000 vehicles due to possible fire hazard in the workshops. In Europe, the recall, going up from 324,000 vehicles.

In South Korea, 39 BMW’s were this year so far, the engine fires affected. Also in Germany there have been individual incidents, said a company spokesman in Munich. In individual cases, the glycol from the radiator of exhaust gas recirculation could emerge to lead, and in the hot exhaust gas together with the Oil to ignite. The holder of the affected models in Europe are currently being written to. The repair takes just under three hours.

Up to Monday had been tested in South Korea, with more than 79,000 of the 106.000 recalled cars, said the BMW spokesman. 5000 of which had to be repaired. The inspection of 27,000 cars, according to BMW and the Ministry on Monday. The go quickly, the workshops in South Korea worked around the clock. The affected motorists would receive replacement vehicles.

In Germany, 96,000 of them are called, in the rest of Europe, sold 228,000 cars. Affected BMW series 3er, 4er, 5er, 6er, 7er, X3, X4, X5 and X6 with four-cylinder diesel engines, which were built between April 2015 and September 2016, as well as those with a six-cylinder diesel engines and construction date between July 2012 and June 2015.

mik/dpa

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