German high-end carmaker BMW stated Tuesday it could recall a couple of million further diesel automobiles, citing an issue with the exhaust system that “in excessive circumstances could cause a hearth”.
“In some diesel autos, glycol cooling fluid can leak” from a defective element referred to as the exhaust gasoline recirculation cooler, which might mix with different substances within the system to create the fireplace threat, the group stated.
BMW stated it was contacting sellers who would in flip get in contact with homeowners of the affected autos to rearrange a checkup.
“The exhaust recirculation module can be checked and if there’s a fault the elements can be exchanged,” the group stated.
BMW had in August introduced a recall for Europe and a few Asian international locations of over 480,000 autos affected by the identical drawback, and issued an apology in South Korea after round 30 automobiles caught hearth there this yr.
It stated Tuesday it had checked extra diesel fashions and recognized a “minimal threat” of fireside in a few of them.
The most recent recall brings the whole variety of automobiles affected to some 1.6 million world wide.
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