BMW recalls more than 917,000 older automobiles and SUVs in the United States because of a problem that can cause engine compartment fires.
BMW recalls cars due to engine fire risk
The positive crankcase ventilation valve heater might overheat and cause a fire if there is an electrical short in it, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s reports posted on Wednesday.
While the vehicles are in operation or after they have been parked, there is a danger of fire. BMW claims that the vehicles can be driven and do not need to be parked outside since fires have been uncommon. When asked if fires had spread to any structures, the firm refused to comment.
If a driver detects smoke or burning plastic from the engine compartment, they should pull over to a safe location, turn off the engine and leave the car, according to BMW.
The company is still working on fixing the issue. In an email, a BMW representative in the United States stated that adequate supplies are expected in mid-2022. Owners will be notified by letter beginning April 25th.
The majority of the automobiles were recalled in 2017 and 2019 for the same issue.
BMW has reported eight incidents of fires, but no reports of crashes or injuries caused by the defect. Outside of the United States, the company refused to comment on how many automobiles are being recalled.
BMW engine fire recall models
Many 3 Series, 5 Series, 1 Series, X5, X3, and Z4 cars from 2006 through 2013 model years are included in the recall.
You can visit this link and enter your 17-digit vehicle identification number to see if your car is affected.