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BMW Recalls 1.4 Million Vehicles for Fire Hazard

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.

About the First BMW Fire Recalls

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:

  • 2007-2011 BMW 328i
  • 2007-2011 BMW 328xi
  • 2007-2011 BMW 328i xDrive
  • 2007-2011 BMW 525i
  • 2007-2011 BMW 525xi
  • 2007-2011 BMW 528i
  • 2007-2011 BMW 528xi
  • 2007-2011 BMW 530i
  • 2007-2011 BMW 530xi
  • 2007-2011 BMW X3 3.0si
  • 2007-2011 BMW X3 xDrive30i
  • 2007-2011 BMW X5 xDrive30i
  • 2007-2011 BMW Z4 3.0i
  • 2007-2011 BMW Z4 3.0si
  • 2007-2011 BMW Z4 sDrive30i

Consumers will be notified of the defect, and dealers will replace the heater.

About the Second BMW Fire Recall

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:

  • 2006-2011 BMW 323i
  • 2006-2011 BMW 325i
  • 2006-2011 BMW 325xi
  • 2006-2011 BMW 328i
  • 2006-2011 BMW 328xi
  • 2006-2011 BMW 330i
  • 2006-2011 BMW 330xi
  • 2006-2011 BMW 335i
  • 2006-2011 BMW 335xi
  • 2006-2011 BMW M3
  • 2007-2011 BMW 328i xDrive
  • 2007-2011 BMW 335i xDrive
  • 2007-2011 BMW 335is
  • 2009-2011 BMW 335d

Dealers are instructed to replace the faulty wiring and connectors.

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