Daily News – November 6, 2017
BMW recalls 1.4 million vehicles manufactured from 2006-2011, due to potential fire risks
In a pair of recalls, BMW is set to repair more than 1.4 million vehicles in the United States, which are at risk for a fire hazard stemming from an electrical issue.
The larger of the two recalls involves a malfunction in a heater for the positive crankcase ventilation valve. BMW spokesman Hector Arellano-Belloc said the heater is designed to prevent the valve from freezing in cold temperatures, but irregularities in manufacturing can cause corrosion, which leads to overheating of the component. When overheated, the heater can cause the ventilation valve to melt, increasing the risk of a fire even when the vehicle is parked.
Dealers will replace the heater on approximately 740,000 vehicles built from 2007 to 2011. Affected models include the 1 Series (128i), 3 Series (328i with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive), the 5 Series (525i, 528i, 530i – all with RWD or AWD), X3, X5 (xDrive30i), and Z4….
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