BMW is recalling more than 1.4 million cars and SUVs in the U.S. due to the risk of fires.
The recall actually includes two different problems, resulting in two recalls simultaneously.
One recall- which is the larger of the two recalls- includes more than 740,000 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 525i, 525xi, 528i, 528xi, 530i, 530xi, X3 3.0si, X3 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive30i, Z4 3.0i, Z4 3.0si and Z4 sDrive30i vehicles from 2007-2011. Also included is the 2008-2011 128i. These vehicles are being recalled because a malfunctioning heater valve can melt and set off fires under the hood of the vehicles. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that the malfunction can increase the risk of a fire even when the vehicle is not in use.
Overheating wiring for the heating and air conditioning systems also pose a risk and are the cause of a second recall. This recall covers nearly 673,000 cars including the 323i, 325i, 325xi, 328i, 328xi, 330i, 330xi, 335i, 335xi and M3 from the 2006-2011 model years. Also covered are the 2007-2011 328i xDrive, 335i xDrive and 335is, and the 2009-2011 335d.
What to Do
BMW will attempt to notify all owners of affected vehicles. BMW will replace the wiring and electrical connectors and valves free of charge. Owners are asked to contact BMW customer service with any questions.
If a defective product caused your injury or injured a loved one, you have the right to sue for compensation regardless of whether or not the manufacturer issued a recall. A recall does not protect manufacturing companies from facing the consequences of releasing a defective and dangerous product to the public.
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