BMW is recalling more than 1.4 million cars and SUVs due to a risk of fires under the hood of the vehicles. According to the LA Times, the automaker issued two separate recalls as the potential fires have two different root causes, depending on the vehicle affected.
The larger of the two recalls affects 740,000 vehicles equipped with a faulty positive crankcase ventilation valve. Documents state that the heater for the valve can overheat and cause the valve to melt, increasing the risk of a fire even when the vehicle is not in use.
The recall affects the following vehicles:
Consumers will be notified of the defect, and dealers will replace the heater.
The second recall covers roughly 673,000 vehicles. Recall documents suggest wiring for the heating and air conditioning system can overheat and cause connectors to melt, resulting in an increased risk of fire. Four drivers have been injured due to the defect.
The second recall includes:
Dealers are instructed to replace the faulty wiring and connectors.