BMW will recall in the United States about one million cars because of the risk of short circuits and cable fires. An extension of the action in Germany is conceivable.
Source: dpa / Picture Alliance
Washington / Woodcliff Lake - BMW notified the US traffic supervisory NHTSA total approximately 1.4 million vehicles to the recall of. According to the manufacturer, effectively affected are, however, only about one million copies since the series would partly overlap. This is about Models of the 3 and 5 Series and X5, X3, Z3 and Z4 of the years of 2006-2011.
Risk of short-circuit and cable fire
Of the first recall covers more than 740,000 vehicles, where problems with an engine part to short circuits can lead. Compared to the US traffic supervisory BMW stated previously to not know of any accidents or injuries related to the defect.
The second recall involves around 673,000 cars, where, due to defects in the heating and air conditioning Risk of overheating and cable fire consists. Here BMW claims to have been reported four incidents, in three of them there should have been an accident.
BMW could not rule out that the recall possibly extended to Europe and to Germany must be, the Bavarian Radio reported with reference to a company spokesman. The Federal Motor Transport Office has been informed.
sourceWith material from dpa and the Bavarian Broadcasting