BMW recalls more than 9 lakh cars due to this problem, know the details about the issue

Car manufacturer BMW has recalled more than 9 lakh cars in order to repair a major problem. BMW has recalled lakhs of older cars in order to fix a problem that can cause engine compartment fires. The risk of fire arises when the BMW cars are driven or after some time after being parked. The company (BMW) has recalled its cars which are sold in USA.

This recall by BMW includes 3 Series, 5 Series, 1 Series, X5, X3, and Z4 vehicles between the years 2006 and 2013. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration posted some documents regarding the fire issue in the BMW cars. The documents stated that there was a possibility of electrical short in the positive crankcase ventilation valve heater. This could cause overheating and a sudden fire.

BMW has said in the documents that if a driver smells smoke or burning plastic or sees smoke from the engine compartment, they should slow down and park it in a safe place. They should turn off the engine and leave it there. BMW has mentioned in its documents that there were eight reports of fires. However, there were no reports of crash or injuries due to the fire.

The remedy of the issue is currently being developed and the owners will be notified by First Class mail. They will be instructed to take their vehicle to an authorised BMW dealer and have the issue fixed. BMW has also stated that the owners who have already repaired their cars at their own expense prior to the recall notification may be eligible for reimbursement. The BMW owners will be notified through a letter from April 25, 2022.

We are not sure whether such issues were reported in India or any other part of the world.

Recently, BMW has launched the facelift of BMW X4 in India. The new BMW X4 is offered in two variants in the Indian market. The BMW xDrive 30i M Sport Dark Shadow Edition costs Rs 70.50 lakh (ex-showroom, India). On the other hand, the BMW xDrive 30d M Sport Dark Shadow Edition costs Rs 72.50 lakh (ex-showroom, India).  Interested buyers can book the facelift BMW X4 by paying just Rs 50,000.

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