BMW recollects 268,000 diesel fashions in UK over fireplace threat

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Recall is unfold throughout twelve fashions in vary, after inside investigations revealed consumption manifold can soften on sure fashions

BMW has revealed it intends to recall 268,000 diesel-engined fashions within the UK over a possible fireplace threat attributable to a leaking half.

The recall specifies that the exhaust fuel recirculation (EGR) cooler can, in some instances, leak glycol liquid. BMW, which discovered the problem in an inside investigation, says “together with typical soot particles and the excessive temperatures usually current within the EGR module this may end in smoldering particles”. 

These particles run the danger of melting the automotive’s consumption manifold “in very uncommon instances”, leading to a fireplace threat in “extraordinarily uncommon instances”. The unique marketing campaign to rectify this, launched in August, concerned round 480,000 vehicles, however that has since been prolonged to 1.6 million, with 268,000 UK vehicles affected.

Do not let a recall put you off

The recall impacts a number of BMW fashions, together with examples of the three Sequence, four Sequence, 5 Sequence, 6 Sequence, X3, X4, X5 and X6, with each 4 and six-cylinder diesel engines affected relying on the mannequin. 4 cylinder vehicles constructed between December 2014 and August 2016 are affected, whereas six-cylinder vehicles produced between July 2012 and June 2015 are additionally a part of the recall. Sure 1 Sequence, 2 Sequence, 7 Sequence and X1s, constructed as early as 2010, may even be checked.

As with all recollects, letters are being despatched to the registered house owners of affected vehicles advising them to contact their seller to e book it in. The recall is unrelated to an earlier fireplace threat, which led to 294,000 three Sequence within the UK recalled.

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BMW mentioned in an announcement “Throughout additional examination of engines with the same technical setup, the BMW Group analyzed particular person instances that weren’t included within the authentic technical campaigns. These particular person instances posed no vital threat to our prospects. Nonetheless the BMW Group determined to additional cut back even this minor threat by increasing the country-specific technical campaigns”. 

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