Fear of engine fire, BMW is taking back more than one million cars


Engine fire can happen at any time. In response, German multinational BMW announced that it would withdraw more than one million cars from the market. The agency said the decision was made due to engine failures in several car engines in the United States. Although no fires have been reported so far, if the engine’s ventilation system does not function properly, excessive heat generation can be a hazard at any time.

It is learned that BMW will be recalling 918,000 vehicles in the United States, 98,000 in Canada and 16,000 in South Korea. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), most of these models were built in 2006-2013. BMW vehicles reportedly supplied by a company called Mahle GmbH had engine faults.

Incidentally, BMW has been accused of overheating the engine since 2019. However, late last month, the company itself did a review and acknowledged the risk of fire and decided to recall these vehicles. Engine repairs will be done from the company’s authorized dealerships from the middle of this year.

Last month, Hyundai and its subsidiary Kia announced a total recall of 4,85,000 models. Behind it was a faulty ‘Anti-Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit’. They were afraid that the fire might spread.

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