German luxury car maker BMW has recalled more than one million cars sold worldwide. There was a major flaw in the engine ventilation system of these cars, due to which there was a risk of fire in the car.
German luxury car maker BMW has recalled more than one million cars sold worldwide. A major flaw was revealed in the engine ventilation system of these cars, due to which there was a risk of fire in the car. A BMW spokesperson said that around 9.17 lakh sedans and SUVs have been recalled in the US. Apart from this, 98 thousand cars have been recalled in Canada and 18 thousand in South Korea.
According to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were complaints of electric short in the positive crankcase ventilation valve heater in the cars. This shortcoming was coming while driving the car and also while parking. Due to this the car was becoming a victim of overheating, due to which there was a risk of fire in the car.
According to the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the affected vehicles include half a dozen BMW vehicles manufactured between 2006 and 2013. According to NHTSA, most of these BMW cars had been recalled earlier as well. The production fault is due to Mahle GmbH (Mahle GmbH). This company is a major supplier of BMW.
According to the NHTSA recall report, the first fire in the car was reported in 2019, but it was treated as an isolated incident. In early 2021, 6 more similar cases were reported. Following this, the automaker announced a voluntary recall last week. The owners of the affected automobiles will receive a letter informing them about the same from April 25.
BMW said in the documents that a new solution is being prepared as soon as possible to deal with this problem. Meanwhile, if a driver smells of smoke or smoke comes from the engine, they should leave to a safe place and turn off the engine.
Meanwhile, BMW announced that it would resume production at some plants. After suspending production earlier this week due to supply chain concerns due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, BMW will gradually resume production at its Munich and Dingolfing factories next week, according to a company representative.