BMW will recall 1.6 million diesel cars worldwide

BMW will recall 1.6 million diesel cars worldwide

October 23, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

Machines at risk of fire.

BMW has announced a global recall of 1.6 million cars equipped with four- and six-cylinder diesel engines. Machines manufactured from August 2010 to August 2017 came under the service action.

According to the manufacturer, these machines may leak coolant from the exhaust gas recirculation system (EGR), which, in turn, will lead to the appearance of glowing particles, melting the intake manifold and, in extreme cases, a fire. As part of the service action, authorized technical centers will diagnose the EGR module and replace potentially dangerous components.

Initially, BMW planned to withdraw 480 thousand cars from European and Asian countries. When inspecting engines with a similar layout, but on machines for other markets, it turned out that in some cases technical problems could also arise with them. However, according to the manufacturer, they do not bear the risk for car owners. Nevertheless, the brand management decided to expand the geography of the service stock in order to eliminate even the minimal risk of possible breakdowns.

The latest BMW recall campaign in the Russian market has affected 168 vehicles of the 5th series (G30), M5 (F90) and X5 (E53). The models were sent for repair due to a sudden stop of the engine, a defective crankshaft position sensor and the possible activation of an airbag when the ignition is turned off.