BMW, the luxury automaker from Germany has said that it will recall some of its cars. This recall will be carried out in two phases and will involve over a million sport utility vehicles as well as normal cars. The recall is aimed at claims that some of these vehicles at risk of catching fire. Some incidences have been reported even when the car is not in use. The Germany automaker announced that the first recall would involve close to 672,000 cars. One model that will be affected by this recall is the BMW 3 Series Models. As for this model, the most vulnerable cars will be those that were produced between 2006 and 2011. The announcement by BMW was made during a meeting with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. However, the company announced that the second recall would be the largest. The recall will affect cars produced between 2008 and 2011. Some of the models include the 128i series as well as the models that use the six-cylinder engines. An example of the car using the six-cylinder engine is the 525i series and the 328i series. The company announced that the heater that is supposed to prevent crankcase ventilation from freezing had shown some signs of short-circuiting. As a result, when the short-circuiting happens, valves on the inside melt. The second recall will involve nearly 740,000 vehicles.
The company announced that there would be an overlap in model three series in both recalls. This will make the total recall to comprise of nearly one million vehicles. BMW spokesman Hector Arellano-Belloc warned that the risk of fire is not something that’s familiar. As a result, the company said that they were humbly asking the car owners to keep their vehicles outside their homes until they are repaired. So far, the company is aware of three injuries that may have been caused by the incident. The company spokesman said that there were no injuries. The recall has been made possible by an investigation that was carried out in May by ABC News. The investigation found out that parked vehicles caught fire despite being turned off. As a matter of fact, some of these vehicles had been off for days. ABC reported 40 instances in a period of five years. BWM further said that the vehicles would be replaced by dealers without any extra cost. However, those affected should receive a notification by 18th December.