BMW Group has announced to recall a total of 268000 models after an investigation showed that the vehicles had leaking coolant issues. The company released a press statement saying, “In combination with typical soot deposits and the high temperatures normally present in the EGR module this might result in smoldering particles. This could lead in very rare cases to the melting of the intake manifold and in extremely rare cases result in a fire.” The company said that it would replace any faulty components related to this issue whenever a driver brings a defective vehicle.
The company stated, “The BMW Group has decided to carry out a technical campaign to check the EGR module and replace any faulty components on the potentially affected diesel vehicles.” BMW started this campaign in August 2018, and initially, it included 480,000 cars. However, the number of vehicles kept growing. With the latest announcement, the total number of cars is now at 1.6 million.
The statement from the company further stated, “During the further examination of engines with a similar technical setup, the BMW Group analyzed individual cases that were not included in the original technical campaigns. These individual cases posed no significant risk to our customers. Nonetheless, the BMW Group decided to further reduce even this minor risk by expanding the country-specific technical campaigns.”
The models of cars which are recalled include 3 Series, 4 Series, 5 Series, 6 Series, X3, X4, X5, and X6 vehicles. There are both four and six-cylinder diesel engine cars which were included in the investigation and recall. The owners of four-cylinder diesel cars which were built between December 2014 and August 2016 should be cautious of the problems in their cars. For six-cylinder cars, owners of those manufactured between June 2012 and June 2015 should be alert. The owners of these cars can expect to get a letter from the company about their affected cars and the next steps which they need to follow.
UK residents should be aware that this recall of vehicles is not related to an earlier issue when 294,000 vehicles were recalled by the company. BMW is also encouraging diesel drivers to be cautious and whenever they find something doubtful with their cars, they should get it checked ASAP.