BMW have just issued an urgent recall of more than 1 million cars and SUVs across the US, due to risk of FIRE under the bonnet. The recall is so major that BMW are recommending people with the affected models are to park them outside and away from extra fire hazards such as large trees / other cars.
The two separate recalls BMW state the risk of fire is “very low” (are we to believe them?), but the cars should stay outside due to “caution”. The repairs to fix the issue are expected to start on December 18th.
The first voluntary recall is going to affect only certain BMW 3 Series models from year 2006 to 2011, the company said in a statement released on the matter.
So what is the issue?
The issue is caused by potentially faulty wiring of the climate control / heater blower fan
In the second but related recall will address a problem with a heater valve in certain BMW models between the years 2007-2011 equipped with a 6-cylinder engine.
Affected Model range:
- Model Years 2006-2011
- 323i, 325i, 325xi, 328i, 328xi, 330i, 330xi, 335i, 335xi and M3
- Model Years 2007-2011
- 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 525i, 525xi, 528i, 528xi, 530i, 530xi, X3 3.0si, X3 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive30i, Z4 3.0i, Z4 3.0si, Z4 sDrive30i, 335i xDrive and 335is
- Model Years 2008-2011
- Model Years 2009-2011