Recently, BMW recalled over one million cars, sports vehicles, and SUVs, due to defective wiring and electrical conductors in the vehicles’ climate control system overheating resulting in a car fire. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the vehicles crankcase contained manufacturing defects and caught on fire even when they were not in use.
The recall includes the 2006 to 2011 BMW 3 Series models, the 2008 to 2011 BMW 128i, 2007 to 2011 BWW 525i and other models with six-cylinder engines. According to ABC News, in the last five years, there have been more than forty instances of BMWs bursting into flames while parked. In addition, only twelve of those vehicles were involved in this recall and only four people have reported injuries.
According to a BMW spokesman, individuals should park affected vehicles outside until the vehicle is repaired in case of a fire. However, BMW said that the possibility of a fire is low. To check if a BMW vehicle has been recalled, enter the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on BMW’s website or contact your local BMW dealership. According to BMW, the dealerships will replace all recalled parts free of charge.
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