BMW announces recall of 1.4 million vehicles
Friday, November 3, 2017, 5:38 PM - BMW AG has announced it is recalling 1.4 million vehicles, including 15,000 in Canada, for two separate issues.
The first issue relates to the heating and air conditioning systems, which may overheat and increase the risk of fire. About 640,000 2006-2011 U.S. 3-series vehicles are impacted.
Vehicles involved in the first recall:
The second recall involves about 740,000 vehicles between 2007 and 2011. Documents posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show a heater that was designed to keep the positive crankcase ventilation valve from overheating in cold weather can overheat, causing the valve to melt. This can increase the risk of a fire, even when the car is not in use.
Vehicles involved in the second recall:
- X3 3.0si
- X3 xDrive30i
- X5 xDrive30i
- Z4 3.0i
- Z4 3.0si
- Z4 sDrive30i
Dealers will replace the faulty wiring and connections starting December 18. BMW recommends parking affected vehicles outside until repairs are made.
A spokesperson for the company says the fire risk is low in both cases, but cars should remain outside "in an abundance of caution."
BMW says it may expand the recalls to other countries.
VIDEO: FIRE EXTINGUISHERS RECALLED IN CANADA: